Sunday, September 14, 2008


Wow. One year ago tomorrow my FIL passed away. I still can't believe it. It was such a surprise when he fell and then when they found the cancer. It was only a month from his fall until his death. So much changed in that short. . . and long. . .month! I really had not fully processed my mothers death, actually I am not really sure if I have now, almost 2 years later!

I still feel tremendously guilty about starting to work at the school last year. It seems like right after I started the you know what hit the fan! I mean literally, I got the call about his fall while I was at the first staff meeting for the school. I still seem to be filled with fear when I think about it. I am very reluctant to actually take another job too for fear something similar will happen. Not that I am just over-run with a lot of "extra" free time or anything. I am over-run with a LOT of bills though. . .amazing how everyone wants their money at the same time. . .lol!

I am sure that I need to talk to someone and try to move past this, but I just don't have the desire or the time!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Apparently I am SASSY!

Apparently I am Sassy now that I got my hair cut! Who knew? I am just glad to not have to take care of that head of hair anymore!

Today was a pretty good day - I actually got some things accomplished. PTA meeting tonight went pretty well too. Now I have to plan the agenda for Thursdays meeting for the other school! And figure out what I am going to make as a treat for the meeting. Maybe my homemade oatmeal cookies- those could be made ahead of time and will still be good.

There is still a LOT I need to do around here and at the schools too though. Never seems like there is enough time to do it all. I am busy busy busy. Now if I could only find a way to still do all of this and get paid! Maybe one of these days!

I found out that one of my fellow PTA board members and friend is going to move to California at the end of the school year. Her husband is in the Army and is being deployed to Iraq in about a month. They decided to not move until school was out for their kids- so they could finish the year at least. I know she is going to have a hard time with her husband being depolyed and still trying to take care of her family. She has also had a bad year health wise too. I will have to do what I can to help her and her family cope with the changes they are facing.

Well, time for me to do some PTA stuff before I check the WOOT and then go to bed.

I need to blog more. . .

Maybe now that I have a laptop I should blog more. I will try. . .

Well, I have been feeling pretty crappy lately. Migraines, aches, stomach stuff. YUCK!! I need to try to figure out what the heck is going on. But I seem to be too busy to do that! UGH!

today one of my neighbors brought home my youngest son and told me that he was seen with a rock in his hand at an abandoned house in the neighborhood and that there had been lots of kids vandalizing stuff recently around there. WHAT! He is 7! Boy is he in MAJOR trouble! He says he did not throw any rocks, that his friend "knocked" it out of his hand. HMM, not really buying that. Not buying that he the one doing all the vandalizing either! He will be under lock and key for awhile, I can tell you that!

I have a lot of stuff to do around the house and at both schools that I volunteer at. Tomorrow I think I will focus on the house, especially folding and putting away the baskets of clothes in my room as well as getting my old regular computer hooked back up so the printer can be used. The back up battery went haywire or something.

I can't believe that it has been a year almost since Wally died. It seems so long ago. And my mom died a few months before that. I wish I could just talk to her again, and I know that my sister would LOVE that too. she is having her first baby soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Life is busy. . .good, but busy

Well tomorrow will be the start of the first full week of school. We are still tying to get into a "groove". The kids are not going to bed on time, which means I do not get to bed ontime. Then of course there was the Olympics and as always. . .WOOT and WOOT-TV!! Last Monday was back to school night and we had a picnic sponsored by PTA where we had 100 pizzas. It was crazy busy, but it seemed to go well. Not this coming week, but the week after on September 4th will be our first PTA meeting. So far we have had a good number of parents volunteer or express interest in joining PTA. . .this is awesome news. Most importantly we had someone say she would take over the newsletter! YIPPEEEEEEEE!!!!

I have been busy with PTA stuff and have also done some stuff on the house, although I have a LOT more to do.

Ralph bought me a laptop, which I am on now! YEAH! How sweet is that! Now I can do what I need to on the go! YEAH!

Well, prob time for me to check the laundry and get ready for bed since I have to be at the school early tomorrow for making copies and helping with speech screenings.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Walking with Dinos 1 video of 5 (I think)

Taken with my phone, so quality not the greatest

Friday, April 18, 2008

Weight Watchers

I started Weight Watchers last week, and I am both excited and terrified about it! I am so looking forward to the reward of loosing all the weight I need too, but I am not looking forward to the work. So far it has not been too much work though. I am doing well on the Flex Plan. I lost 2.2 pounds my first week on WW. Well, I have to get up early to go choose RIF books, so time for me to go to bed. . .

Been a long long long time

When someone asked for my blog address today, I realized that it has been way too long since I updated this! I have been SUPER busy lately. Story of my life I know. Right now I have a son who is home sick with Asmatic Bronchitis who also happens to have a broken leg. His cast comes off on April 30. . .I can't wait and I am sure that he can't either! He is being great about it all, but honestly it makes more work for me and I if I am at the school doing PTA stuff I have to make sure to be home to make his something to eat etc. That is only this week since he has been home sick, normally he is at school and I just need to take him and pick him up.

As always, I have a TON of stuff going on in PTA land. The 3rd and 4th grade breakfast is Monday and I am still calling parents to get them to make things for it and coordinating everyting. A couple of the other kids are not feeling well either, so just seems like I am doing a lot more juggling this week. This next month is going to be SO busy with the breakfast, then RIF, then Grandparents Day, and the carnival, and yearbooks need to come in and be passed out and of course the ever present Trash 2 Cash races. If you do not know what that is, here is a link. We are winding down for the year and still have a TON of items coming in. We have submitted Box Tops for Education several times, but still have to count Campbell's Labels for Education, Tyson Labels, Best Choice and Nestle labels. Makes me tired just thinking of it. Box Tops makes it so EASY to submit items. The other companies have annoying requirements. I think we will be dropping Tyson next year. We do not get enough of them and we need to submit 1000 I think before they will send anything! The kids love it though, and hopefully next year we will have more help so it is not just me and Jana doing it ALL!

Well, off to buy a birthday gift for a party tonight. More updating later. . .