Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Brittainy!!!!

My baby is 27 years old today. Where has the time gone? It doesn't seem that long ago that she was born. Now she is having her second baby! How come she has gotten older but I still feel like that young thing in the picture?

Brittainy was the first grandchild in my family. For eight years she was the only grandchild. For 18 years she was my only child!

I just wanted to say a great big happy birthday! I love you!

take care,

Friday, August 10, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?

I don't know what is up with Timmy! On Monday he asked/begged to sleep on the couch. It's summer. There was no school the next day so I let him. On Tuesday he asked to sleep on the sofa bed here in my computer room. I let him! On Wednesday he wanted to sleep with us. He's just getting too big and the three of us in the same bed all night is very uncomfortable so the answer was no! Then he asked if he could sleep on the floor. Again, no. But...I remembered this little foam chair that opens up to a bed. He slept on that right next to my side of the bed on Wednesday night. Thursday night the same. It just reminded me of when his bassinet used to be there!! I think I was feeling a bit nostalgic! Maybe it's because in less than a month he'll be 9 and the time is just going too fast. I don't think he'll want to be sleeping in our room with us much longer, though he assures me that even when he's in high school he will! Maybe I should save this post to remind him of that in 6 years LOL! Tonight, it's back to his own room and his own bed!!

take care,

Thursday, August 09, 2007

My morning surprise!

On the last day of school two of my students (they are twins) each gave me a hibiscus plant. I put them in the little garden bed off the deck. This morning when I woke up I went out to water the back yard and noticed two HUGE flowers. One of the plants has bloomed. It still has quite a few buds on it and the other one is about a week or two behind. I'm expecting that to bloom next week sometime.

Thank you Mackenzie and Rachel for such a pretty plant with beautiful flowers!!!

take care,

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Still shopping!

I picked Brittainy and Mackenzie up today and headed out to Staples to hit more of their school supplies sales. I bought some crayons, notebooks, and markers. Then we headed to Toys R Us to buy some watercolor paints. While we were at Toys R Us Mackenzie got a My Little Pony. Timmy used some money he had to buy some Star Wars toys. He has been forbidden to buy anymore toys until after his birthday next month! I took everyone to lunch at The Old Country Buffet. Timmy didn't like anything. Mackenzie liked it all LOL!

I stooped at another local store and picked up a few more things and then brought them right to school so I wouldn't have to store it at home for the next couple of weeks.

I think I need to add school supplies to the list of things that I hoard!!!

take care,

Monday, August 06, 2007

No Excuses I know.....

I am not a good blogger! Sometimes I think I am just too boring to write anything to keep any one's interest!

I thought my sciatica was under control and then a couple of weeks ago it came back full force! As I type this I am sitting on an ice pack on a cushion on my chair. It's been hard to sit for an extended period of time.

I've been reading a lot of Jodi Picoult books this summer. I'm on my sixth on (Keeping Faith). I have really been enjoying them all.

I have also been working of school plans. Those that know me (especially my school friends) know that I have OCD LOL! I typed up my plan book for the entire school year. It includes the books that three groups a day will be reading. I am so excited about this because all I have to do each year is print a new copy. Our reading program is divided into 6 units and there are six weeks in each unit. Oh, the things that make me happy.

I've also been meeting with my knitting group every week. We have all become good friends. I love our weekly get togethers.

I also like that I have been able to spend lots of time with Mackenzie this summer. She finally has said "grandma". I had to trick her into doing it though LOL!

Timmy has decided he is now a Star Wars fan. That is ALL he talks about. Hmmmm....other OCD'er in the family LOL!

That's my update. See you haven't missed much!

take care,