Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

Are you surprised that Timmy was a pirate? I think I heard somewhere that being a pirate was one of the top costumes for boys this year.
Timmy posed for a series of "dramatic poses" tonight. You'd think his mother had a camera in front of him all the time LOL!

Timmy is the only child in our neighborhood. We usually visit 10-12 houses and are done. One of our neighbors fills a plastic pumpkin for him every year. Sadly, I usually end up throwing that candy away because they smoke CONSTANTLY and the candy stinks! I still, however, appreciate their kindness.

Well, let's hope blogger is working since I couldn't post anything at all this past weekend.


take care,

Monday, October 23, 2006

A new beginning

Yesterday Brittainy and Jay got married. It was a beautiful day. Brittainy looked very lovely and Jay looked quite handsome :). It feels a bit odd to say I am a mother in law. I've considered Jay a member of the family for quite some time now. It is just that title mother in law that is hard to comprehend. As long as I don't become the brunt of anyone's jokes I guess I'll be fine with it.

I am very happy for the two of them and wish them a long, happy life together. Congrats Britt and Jay!!

take care,

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Things that make you smile :)

This year in my kindergarten class I have a little boy who only speaks Spanish. I speak NO Spanish. Ok, I lied...I can count a little bit in Spanish. It has been a struggle to try to communicate with this child. I try to speak in Spanish to him. Apparently I don't do it well because he laughs at me when I try. We have had some difficult days to say the least!

At the end of the day today when I walked the children to buses, this little boy headed towards his bus, turned around, came back to me and hugged and kissed me. Then he ran off to his bus.

Oh, it just touched my heart and I can't stop thinking of the look on his face. It makes all those difficult days all worth while to have a moment like that!

take care,

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Things that go bump.

I was sitting in my class this afternoon working with a group of children. We were enthusiastically reading Little Me, our first book with more than two words, when the phone rang. My assistant answered the phone and I heard her politely say "she's busy with a lesson now". Then after a few moments of listening she passed me the phone.

It was the school nurse. It seems my son ran into the playground and got a nice goose egg on his head along with a bloody nose! She suggested he go home to rest and take it easy. I brought him to my mother's and headed back to school.

I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice, but here's his poor forehead.

One of the joys of being the mother of a boy!

take care,

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The beginning of number 9.

Today after school I went to the dentist to begin the first stage on my ninth crown...yes, I said 9! Three are due to falling off my bike when I was 12. The rest are age and poor dental care when I was a kid. Because the first crowns were done when I was 12 (33 years ago) they needed to be redone.

I am still feeling the effects of the novacane. You know that feeling that you have had a stroke and feeling like your lip is three sizes it normal size. Friday I go back for the second step in the process.

I joke with my dentist. I tell him that I believe he is cursing my teeth. Once I think I have everything taken care of another tooth breaks.

I remember when I was a child my mother would have me write 10, 15, 25 times (depending on the infraction) I WILL BRUSH MY TEETH EVERY DAY! (picture Bart Simpson at the chalkboard here LOL!). I should have listened to my mother better!

I expect to be the only elderly lady in the nursing home without dentures :)

Take care,


Monday, October 09, 2006

Aren't they cute?

I know, I know I am not posting enough. I just don't have too much happening in my life to write about. School is keeping me VERY BUSY. I promised my friend Beverly that I would update my blog. So here goes.

Today Mackenzie came over to play in the yard a bit. Timmy and she had fun with the ball and some of the old toys that Timmy hasn't been able to part with yet. :) Mackenzie adores her uncle Tim and he feels the same way about her.

Yesterday Mackenzie, Britt and Jay went apple picking and brought some apples back to us. Tonight I am making some apple crisp to have after dinner. I love the smell of fall and "fall" foods. The weather is just a bit warm for my idea of fall but it's still lovely out.

I have had an awful headache all day. I am hoping it's an allergy related headache and the Allegra I took will help it go away. I was really hoping to get more done around the house but I'm feeling a bit under the weather. Only one day of my three day weekend felt productive. I feel like I wasted my time at home.

Well, friends I told you I was boring :)

take care,