Sunday, July 5, 2009

facebook has taken my life!

Well.....since I have been on facebook I haven't been's even taken the place of email.....since i see most of my friends on facebook i forget that not everyone is on there and that some are still reading the blog. My apologies to you....

Let's see....since i last wrote school is over as are my training classes. I learned a lot and they got me all geared for the fall. I am enjoying my summer too. I have been playing board games with my girls....we normally have game nights and they are always fun....Dave isn't into games...he watches tv and we are normally laughing up a storm. I like making memories.....

I have been saddened by the loses we have shared this past month. Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Karl Malden all have left the earth. They were people who were part of my growing years. As I write this I am listening to VH1's tribute to Michael Jackson. I felt as if I lost a peer.... i remember growing up with his listening to his music and watching him grow too and change. My only thoughts are with the families of these people and that their hearts are soon healed. No matter what your thoughts are of these people they have changed the face of the earth and no one can replace any of them!

My 31st class reunion is on the horizon and i can't put into words how excited I am to be going to this event. I have been helping the committee and its been great fun seeing friends from a long time ago and renew old and make new friendships...

I will try to write more often.....hope you have a great summer in case i don't get back here!!!



Thursday, June 11, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Well, to make a long story short I had a virus on my laptop! It was in the shop for about a week and when I got it back it only had the basic stuff on it. Outlook Express and Internet Explorer! I can do email and browse the net but there isn't anything else on the puter!

I have to start all over again. Right now I need to get things on here so that the girls and I can use this for school when we start again in the fall. Oh Joy!!!

Right now though school is out for the kids. I have training next week for two days and more training the following week. I get paid for it so that is good. I also have lots of sewing to do this summer so that is even better. I would like to sell a quilt or two but not sure if that will happen or not.

I also have some work to do over the summer to get ready for the kids in the fall. I brought lots of stuff home to work on this summer....i just hope i get to work on it....right now everything is just dumped in the studio. I will work on organizing it all this weekend.....

Talk to you soon!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Prom Dress pictures

Hi! Ok I finally finished the prom dress. I posted some pictures on my facebook account but I know not everyone is on facebook. SO I am posting them here too. Desirae looks so beautiful and the dress came out really nice. I can't wait to hear how it all went tonight and find out what her friends thought of her dress. What do you think?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Week in the Life...

WOW! What a week. Monday started out normal and was a good day! This was the week the kindergarten to second grade kids were tested on the things they have learned this year. It was mostly about Reading. The kids did a great job and I am so proud of them.

Tuesday night after school I volunteered to help out at the concession stand at the baseball stadium. It was a college baseball game with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU the college I graduated from) and University of Florida (UF GO GATORS!) It was a long game and we sold lots of beer. The kids from JROTC run the stand, they cook the food, run the registers but the adults have to pour the beer. It was the 3 instructors and myself. I didn't find out about it until the day before. So I was on the run after work to get home, change clothes and get to the stand by 5:30pm!! I didn't get home until about 11pm and I was beat. We did have fun and it was a lot of fun and I think they made a lot of money too!

On Wednesday, our students watched a play rehearsal of a typical day at our school. Our 5th graders wrote the play and they did a great job! The students and teachers really enjoyed watching the production. Wednesday night I helped after school to grade the science fair projects. Our students turned in 132 projects. That is the most we have ever had and our science teacher was overwhelmed! It was lots of fun. Desirae even came to help out. We left school at 8pm when the custodians were closing up. We had to go to Joanns and Borders for a few items and then headed home. I got home at 9pm and did two loads of wash.

Thursday (today) should have been an easy day! It was the last day of our testing and we were lucky enough to have a child's author come to our school and give a presentation to our K-2 kids. It was a lot of fun and a nice way to end our last day of testing. I had a training class to attend tonight and we had a showcase of talent at my school. That is when we have the art projects on display for our parents to see. We also had teachers presenting the interactive white boards and how we use them during the day in our lessons with their children. I was going to do one of those but was scheduled to attend a training class. Then Desirae came to my school after she got out and told me I needed to attend the county JROTC awards. I was planning to attend to watch her get an award but she told me I was presenting an award to her school. I had no idea! Needless to say I had to leave the training class early and drive to her school. When I got to her high school I had to report in to the head honcho and he told me I was presenting 2 awards! It was fun but I would have liked an email to let me know more info in advance.

It was a great night and I love being with these kids. I am hoping that tomorrow will be a nice normal day. I am totally exhausted and plan on going to bed. Now you know why I have this name for my blog and the reason I don't post every day. I am not always here. Right now I am waiting for another load of laundry to be put in the dryer so I have clothes to wear to school tomorrow! I love my life and wouldn't change it for the world. This running around keeps me young and my mind sharp! (At least I keep saying that! LOL)

Have a good rest of the week.



Monday, April 6, 2009

The new WASHER!

Yesterday we bought a new clothes washer. We got it from Sam's Club and it's wonderful. It only has 7 wash cycles and there are 2 knobs on it. I guess you could call it an old fashioned washer. No computer to go bad from a power surge (which we have lots of here in the summer time with the crazy storms), 3 water temps to choose from and a smaller basket then I had before but that is fine with me.

I have done 2 loads of wash so far and I love it. And when the knob breaks I can still wash clothes using a pair of pliers!!! LOL.....

Today I did some customers quilts, 3 of them. They were really pretty and it was fun working on them. I also did one load of laundry and then folded and put away another load from last weekend. I still have one more to do but I will save that for tomorrow.

We went back to Barnes and Noble today and returned a book because Carol bought a book that she already had. Then went to the library and a quick stop at the grocery store for a loaf of bread.

After I worked on the quilts I played gamecube for a while. I am hooked on Animal Crossing and played for about an hour. It was very relaxing. Then I cooked dinner, put clean sheets on the bed and now I am ready to watch Dancing with the Stars while I do some sewing.

This was my first day on Spring Break and I am sure I will be really busy for the rest of the week too!

What are you doing this week?


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wonderful kids!

My girls are the best! We have a washing machine that has been on its last legs for a while now and it finally died this past weekend! So my amazing girls went to the laundromat for me and did 9 loads of wash! Then they brought it home and I spent the rest of the day drying those 9 loads.

They could have done many things but helped me out. I was upstairs working on quilts for my customers. Thanks to them I was able to get a lot done that day.

Carol my youngest comes to my elementary school every day after her high school gets out. Today she helped me put up my bulletin board in the hallway. She is a great help to me and when I am not in school she comes and helps out the substitute teacher that may be in my class. Desirae use to come to my class to last year before she got her job so now she only comes in once in a while. I like it when she comes in because then all my filing gets done! Carol helps the kids pack up at the end of the day, she records their behavior in their agendas (whether they were good or bad during the day)...and helps them with Reading or sometimes Math. Now in the high schools here the kids needs a certain amount of volunteer hours before they can graduate so this will help both of them in that area.

Carol also does my art work for my bulletin board. I will take some pictures of the one that is up now. She has made me a duck (that you will see in one of the next posts) and the gingerbread house that I had up at Christmas time. She is very talented. She also created the lady bug drawing that the kids colored and glued spots on for the bulletin board this month. I wouldn't know what to do without her.

I know there are lots of people who have problems with their kids but I am proud to say that my girls haven't really given me any trouble. They aren't perfect but we always talk and when something is bothering them we do talk. I like when they come home and we sit in my studio and talk about their days. It reminds me of when I use to do the same thing with my mom. Of course it makes me miss my mom too. She would love to sit in on these chats and be a part of their lives. I really miss my mom alot.

Well that is all for now. I have two more days of school and then it's spring break. I can't wait. This week I have been tutoring kids afterschool getting them ready for the Stanford 10 test. This is a state test to see how well the kindergarten thru 2 grade are learning the skills they need in each grade. We have one more session tomorrow after school and then two more after we get back from spring break.

Tomorrow we are having an Easter Egg hunt at school for the kinder kids and that should be fun. I was worried that I wouldn't have enough for my class so I bought some plastic eggs at the store and some candy and filled about 30 eggs tonight. I hope more kids are bringing stuff in tomorrow. I will let you know how we make out.



Saturday, March 21, 2009

A good Day!!

Today was a good day.I finally got some quilting done. I did 4 quilts for customers and it was nice making some extra cash. I also didn't have to wash any clothes today and that was great too!! While I was quilting I was able to listen to my iPod and some great oldies....

At lunchtime my daughter bought me a chicken sandwich and that was cool too. Dave then told me some great news. He was able to find the leak in the roof on the motor home. That is really good news and we are going to get them fixed, we just have to save the money for that. And I thought we were going to need a new water heater for the RV too but he said it was just the knob that needed to be replaced. So that was a good thing to hear as well.

My boss called me this week and she has more sewing for me to do over spring break and that is good news too. I have been busy this week sewing for her and I need more money so it's good to be hearing this from her.

I just got back from the grocery store (ALONE!) and was able to get some things we needed and save some money since I didn't have any teenagers or husband with me. LOL...Why do we spend so much more at the store when one or all of them are with us I will never know.

So what wonderful things have you been up to? I still have to finish this baby quilt for my friend in Canada. She had her wonderful son and I want to get it to her before he outgrows it.

Later folks,