Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
And its really funny. Well to me and to at least a few people who will read this, because they were actually there for most of it. This post will be almost like an inside joke to them. I will expound more later.
Dear people who will be named throughout this letter,
My dear confused best friend in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Amanda, a chocolate key for Paul, really? Why did you let me do this? Why did you encourage me to call someone and sneak his freshman schedule so I could get, all. the. same. classes? Why did you let me keep those "love" songs in the locker, he asked me to share with him, in hopes he would find them and fall madly in love with me?? Really?
My 10th grade Creative Writing 1 teacher, who I cant even remember your name. A book of poems to be given to the guy I was madly in love with, who might have had a small crush on me, on Valentines day. Seriously? I mean really deep love poems. You wrote on the front page of this assignment, "Good luck". Were you secretly laughing at me?? Did you know this would end with him hightailing it the other way with another girl the very next day? Come on. You were the teacher. You could have stopped me.
Jessica, Jason, Jennifer... anyone who read the acrostic poem I submitted for the poetry book we published in Creative Writing 2. WHY????? WHY???? Did you believe Chuck would not notice his full name written in acrostic declaring my undying love. Seriously? WHAT? Did you all hate me? Not love me? What? "NO he wont notice," you assured me repeatedly. Did you lie to me?
Last but not least. Senior year. You know who. Come on. You could not tell me to back off a bit? Although I will tell all of you doubters at one time you know who and I had a discussion about what would happen after his first year in college when he transferred home, which of course never happened. I was told by you know who that we could not be in a relationship until he came back. I still think at one point he liked me. He and I talked a lot about things that others don't know about.
P.S. I still love everyone who let me blindly walk into my acts of insanity. Except maybe that teacher. I mean she was a teacher for crying out loud.
Apparently, fortunately for my husband who is now the absolute love of my life, I l-o-v-e passionately and blindly. I act on these emotions without thinking a lot. I have toned it down a bit, but not for my man. He never knows what I might have up my sleeve. I have noticed this passion lacking in the past year and I'm going to revive it. I love him 100x more than I loved any of those other guys. Yes, even you know who, who I planned our wedding and all of our children with. LOL. He deserves to be treated just as manically as I treated those other guys I stalked..hmm... I mean loved. ;p.
I firmly believe who we used to be shapes who we are. I was just practicing for the love of my life. My husband.
Another night I will expound on the above relationships. It promises to be a hoot for those who were there to witness the insanity.
P.S. The above letter is humorous. Tongue in cheek. I fully expect comments from Michelle and Jessica declaring that none of this happened and I'm truly psycho. LOL
My biggest treasure was a brand new set of Saxon 5/4. It has all three books. The first set I found was a little ragged but would do. It was 35.00. I kept looking and found it another one in about the same condition for 30.00. THEN I found one in brand new condition for 20.00. WOOHOO. I was so happy.
Here is the rest of what I got:
Contenders of the Faith booklet for 1.00
Baby Signs 7.00
Ready, Set, Read 1.00
Shepherding a child's heart book and workbook 5.00
Thematic Copywork Lessons Copywork for Boys 2.00
Thematic Copywork Lessons Copywork for Girls 2.00
Art Basics for Children 5.00
2 Sets of the Teaching Home magazine 1990s for 1.00 a set
A Charlotte Mason Companion for 6.00
Literature Pockets Fiction 2.00
Websters New World Children's Dictionary 5.00
Dont you just love a good book sale??
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. Dueteronomy 21:18-21
I have plenty of ideas, but dont want to put them down in writing yet. I have a draft box full of unfinished posts, but I dont want to finish them, right now. I have some extra time that I should be composing something in writing, but instead I ramble on without saying much.
I have a feeling today is going to be one of those days where nothing gets done. I have my todo list written. I hope I can cross off a least a few things.
The sky is dark outside, a gloomy, rainy, curl up in bed day.
Maybe, I will. *Smile* I doubt the kids would go for that.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
June 10, 1920 - June 14, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Friday, June 8, 2007
Here is the myspace page for Kaleb.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Karly completed a Kids Sewing 1 class on Monday. Its part of a summer camp at Joanne's. She made the prettiest pillow case. When I get a chance I will take a picture of it and the throw pillow she made back in April and post them. She will get to take the Sewing 2 class even though its on a Monday and Wednesday. I was worried she would not because of dance, but the church we do dance at is minutes away from Joanne's and the sewing class ends at 12 and her dance class starts at 12, so at about 11:45 I will pick her up from sewing and take her to dance. She will be sewing pajama pants. Im so happy Joanne's has these classes. I cant teach her to sew yet, but I know its a skill I want all the girls to have. I promised the other two sewing machines and classes for their tenth birthdays and they tell everyone that now.
Ok well thats enough babbling for now.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
1. Eat at home more. We eat out entirely to much. I can cook healthy meals here at home. Im learning how to do this more and more and do it quickly. I love allrecipes.com, by the way.
2. Begin taking Cod Liver Oil.... EWWWWWWWWWW! Not looking forward to this at all, but after reading up on the health benefits its definatly something that hubby and I want to do.
3. Walk at least 3 times a week. For awhile there the kids and I were walking every morning before school. It helps them get the wiggles out and its good excercise.
1. Declutter my bedroom. This is my big project for the next two weeks. Believe me it will take at least 2 weeks.
2. Keep the kitchen clean and functioning. It will be so much easier to accomplish number 3 under health, if I can do this. I cant make bread if my kitchen is not clean. I cant get creative for dinner and baking if my kitchen is not clean. Ya see??
3. Maintain the kids rooms. They are nice and neat now. A little pick up everyday and they will stay that way.
So here we go June.
Apple Jacks or Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries? I went through a period in highschool where all I would eat for breakfast was Apple Zaps (generic Apple Jacks)
Band or Choir? I took chorus in 8th grade and then tried to be in the extracurricular chorus in highschool my freshman year. The teacher scared me so I dropped it.
Class Ring? Yes, it has my birthstone which is Topaz. It was white gold. I know it had a Bible and Cross on one side, but thats all I remember about it. I have it packed and put up somewhere now.
Ducks or Battleships? I dont remember.
Earning Money? I babysat some in highschool. My senior year I got a job as a receptionist at H&R Block for tax season.
Favorite Teacher? In elementary school it was probably Mrs. Wilcox, my 5th and 6th grade teacher. I went to a private school where 6th grade was still considered elementary school. I dont remember who my favorite teacher in middle school was. The two teachers I remember were my English teacher Mrs. Burton who was very very old and had a touch of dementia. She cracked me up, and my Algebra 1 teacher Mrs. Kirk. She was the wife of a minister and she would get so mad sometimes at certain people she would curse. Then she would spend all night calling all of her students and apologizing. She was a hoot. In highschool I had two favorite teachers and they were both my English teachers. Mrs. Bagby was my 10th and 12th grade AP English teacher. She was so funny and she really cared about all of her students. She made learning fun. Then my 9th grade English teacher Mr. Shreve. Oh my this man was a trip!! He was very sarcastic and had no problem calling you down. I learned a lot in his class.
Go Back and Do Over? I would care about my grades more. I was an "always just get by" student and I wish that I had actually done the homework and studied. Also I would have picked my friends a little better. It was not until my senior year of highschool that I found my perfect group of friends. We spent all year together and had a blast, while not being too wild and still doing school work. The group I had before was more worried about boys then school. They were also wild and had a reputation around school that I did not know about until I had seperated myself from them. I was also hanging on the fringe of a group of girls that went on to become teachers. They were great. I could have incorporated into that group a lot sooner and saved myself some heartache. I would also have tried to be friends with more people. I have learned that I enjoy getting to know others, but in HS I was scared of other people. I had little self confidence so it was harder for me to step out of my comfort zone.
Home Economics? I went to a college prep school, we did not believe in learning how to keep house. :(
Indoor Recess? Any day of the week. I hated going outside.
Jacks or Jump Rope? Jump rope. I can still jump a pretty mean rope.
Kickball or Dodgeball? Kickball. I could always be counted on to actually kick the ball.
Lunchbox? I think I bought my lunch most of the time.
Musical? I was never in one, but our school had an awesome drama program so I got to see some great ones. I did help build sets for A Night of One Acts at our school one year. I was in 10th grade.
Number of School Districts? 3 I think. From K-2nd grade I went to a school by my granny across town. From 3-6th grade I went to a private school near my house. From 7-8th grade I went to college prep middle school in a SCARY part of town. In Highschool I went to a college prep highschool close to the middle school and still pretty scary. LOL
Orange or Apple? Orange. I love the juciness.
Playground Equipment? Swings
Quiz Team or Debate? NEITHER! First of all did I mention I went to a college prep school?
Everyone there was a million times smarter than me!! Also, I was very, very shy in highschool (until you got to know me). I cried when I found out that I could not use creative writing as my art class and had to take a drama or speech class. I could have taken an art class, but I could never draw and knew that would be just as embarassing as either of the other classes. So I took drama my Senior year and actually enjoyed it, thanks to the wonderful teacher.
Recess? No, thank you. I had very low self esteem and thought recess was made for torture.
Spring Break? My family and I spent many spring breaks in Alabama visiting relatives or in Orlando visiting the Mouse.
Team Sports? I tried out for softball in 7th grade. I made the team, but was too embarassed to actually be on the team. Im telling you I was pathetic! LOL
Unfulfilled Dream? Im good. Im married and have a housefull of young'uns.
Valuable? Probably learning what it was like to not assert myself. Shying away from people because I was afraid of them. Pushing people away because once you became my friend or showed an interest in me I was a bit clingy. Learning what true friendship means.
Walk or Bus? Walked in elementary school, rode the bus in middle school (which terrified me so much I promised my kids would never do it, and they did not), bus the first part of highschool, then I convinced my mom to take me, then I got my drivers license and drove.
X Country or Basketball? Neither. See the above softball story.
Year? 8th and 12th grades. This was when I had the best friends and experiences.
Zzzzzz’s? Gym. Honestly I would pick male teachers for gym so I could sit out of a lot of stuff. There was plenty that the male teacher did not want to talk about and I knew just what to say to sit out. Also Probability and Statistics my senior year. I did not need it to graduate and it was just plain boring to me.