Tuesday, February 26, 2008

One sick bunch!!!

Well it's not what you think. On Sunday we got up to go to church and my hubby was sick. I won't go into details but it wasn't a pretty sight. So he wound up in the living room sleeping in his chair all day. The dogs were mad because no one would play with them. My younger daughter started to feel bad too later Sunday afternoon and by 5pm I joined them. My head hurt and no one had eaten. All I can say is, it's a good thing we have 3 bathrooms in the house. By Sunday night I knew my younger daughter and I would not be going to school on Monday. I called my girlfriend and told her she wouldn't have to get her in the morning. I went in early on Monday and got things ready for the substitute teacher. I was up from 1am to 2:30am typing lesson plans for the substitute. I went in and got everything ready and then I went home to bed. By noon I had a temp of 99.9. My younger daughter started to feel better and we thought we would be able to get to school on Tuesday, today. I felt ok but nothing terrific and when I called home tonight she sounded worse. She now has a temp of 101 and it looks like she will be home tomorrow. I will be going to work as I have two important meetings that I can't miss. So that is life here. Thank goodness my older daughter is fine. She ate dinner last night and tonight at her boyfriends house. At least she isn't going to get this cold or whatever it is we have. She had a mild case of it last week and just has a very slight sore throat.

I will be happy when life returns to "normal" around here. I am just glad my hubby's lasted for 24 hours and he is fine now. I have a slight headache tonight but nothing serious. I will take some nyquil tonight and already gave some to my other daughter. She is on her way to bed soon. She needs her rest. I am going shortly myself. I haven't been eating well and I am very weak and can't afford to get sicker!!!

I am not one of those people who get flu shots. Everytime I have gotten one I have gotten the flu so bad I didn't want to live. This is the first time in many years I have been this sick. I won't bore you anymore.

I didn't get a chance to work on anything fun this weekend. Didn't even get to work on sewing for my customers. I will be doing that this coming weekend.
Stay well and safe with the crazy weather up north.

Monday, February 18, 2008

How I spent my day off...

Ok now I have two posts in one day. That is pretty good. Here is how I spent part of my day. I did finish this basket quilt...It just needed the binding sewed on it. So I did that and added the label. I belong to a group on the computer that helps people finish their UFO's. (unfinished quilting objects). This is my first finish for 2008, last year I was able to get about 20 done and I have about a million more to go. Well that is a bit of an exaggeration but I have lots. It's good to get something finished. I also did 3 loads of laundry and got them put away. I cooked dinner and did some work for school. I graded some test papers from last week and put my grades into my computer gradebook. I am all set for work tomorrow so I took the night off.

The other thing I did was work on my dad's scrapbook. I started this about 2 years ago I think. His pictures from World War II were starting to fall apart. I bought a book and am just putting the pictures on safer paper. I think my dad used these pictures as mini letters to his mom so she would know what he was doing. As I put the pictures to paper I am writing the information he posted on the back of the pictures. I am also adding some stickers to spice up the pages. I also found some special papers I purchased on vacation so I am adding those as well. My daughter tried adding some extenders to my book so I could add more pages but I have the wrong ones. The next time I go to the craft store I will have to get the right ones. In the meantime I am going to work on more pages. I also have another book for my girls pictures. This book will be of all the pictures I have taken of them. Here are two pages from my dad's book that I finished tonight.

Saturday Night

I love my Saturdays off and this Saturday I had part of it off. The rest I volunteered for and it was great. It brought back lots of memories to me. My daughter is in the JROTC unit at her high school. It was their turn to march in the Edison Grand Parade of Light. This is a big event in our community to honor Thomas Edison who had a winter home in our town of Ft. Myers. This parade has been going on for 70 years and I have been fortunate to march in it for 5 of those years. This year made my 6th visit in the parade. We got to school around 3pm to mostly sit around and wait, just like in the Army. The kids had to get their gear together, some were on the Color Guard and had to carry flags so they needed to get their gear on. Other students were just marching in the parade but my daughter was part of the group that was spinning rifles in the parade. The busses showed up at school at about 4pm. We loaded the busses and started the trip downtown. We went to a staging area where they had food for sale for the kids in the parade and also a DJ for the kids so they could dance and unwind and relax a little. This was never available when I marched in the parade about 30 years ago.

I just spent about and hour looking for pictures of the parade of the kids I was with. I couldn't find any as a group. Oh well.....we stayed at the staging area for about 30 minutes and then got back on the busses and they took us to the starting point of the parade. It was about 7:40pm before we started our part in the parade. We had a really good time but it was lots of walking and stopping. We got done about 9:30pm and then boarded the busses back to the high school.

I am in good shape for running up and down my stairs at home but walking 3 miles is another story. My legs were killing me all night and I didn't sleep well. I got to be early last night and slept great. Thank goodness we are off from school today and I got to sleep in. I am fine now and think I might have lots a little weight but that is highly doubtful as we stopped at McDonalds on the way home for some food because my daughter and I were starving. Well tomorrow starts the craziness of life again so I am off the computer now and going to have some fun. I won't tell you what I am doing as it will be a surprize for this week's blogging....Have a great day off if you are lucky to not be working today!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

A normal day?

Well today was a typical "normal" day in my crazy life. I woke up at 4:30am to take my younger daughter to school. She was taking a charter bus to University of South Florida for a Science/Math field trip. She had to be at the middle school by 5:30am. I dropped her off and then talked to a friend for a while to arrange her to pick my daughter up after the busses get back home. Once that was done I then drove back home and waited for my older daughter to come down so I could take her to school. She gets to school early even though the bell doesn't ring until 7:15am we left the house at 6:15am. I drive home and get myself ready for school. Today I didn't have to be at work until 8:30am but my older daughter forgot her backpack at home so I brought it back to her high school and then drove myself to work.

I got to work about 7:45am. I got my class and papers ready for my students and then went to work. I stayed after school for about an hour making sure I had everything to bring home for lesson plans and papers to grade over the long 3 day weekend. Then I left my school and headed back to the high school to get my daughter and her boyfriend. We came home and I dropped them off at the house so she could shower before we left for dinner. Then it was off to the middle school, I had gotten a call from my younger daughter that the busses were late and I needed to get her by 6pm. So instead of my friend bringing her home I drove to the school and got her. We drove home and then took hubby and all the kids to dinner. We then came back to the house. We were all stuffed. We ate at Sweet Tomatoes, a salad buffet so everyone overate!!! Then the kids watched tv, dh slept in his chair and I came in the studio and worked. I just got done sewing some masks and am heading to bed. I am beat...wait until you hear what I am doing tomorrow!!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Where does the time go????

I am not sure what happened to February. It's almost over and I haven't posted in almost two weeks. Well that is my crazy real life. It was quiet for a while with nothing great happening and then WHAMMO!!! LIFE !!!!

I was really busy quilting quilts for friends. I didn't have any and I was able to get some of my own done (at least two got quilted of mine but that was it). Then I had quilts for friends to finish. Did those and more came in and that is fine. I do them on the weekend because when I get home from school I am too tired. Most nights I bring home papers to grade that I didn't get to during the day. I did that tonight but I won't be grading them. I will work on them tomorrow sometime. After I am done here I am going to sew masks. My part time job. LIFE!!!!

Then the girls had me running and getting things done at school. My oldest daughter spins rifles in her JROTC program and last Saturday they had an all county competition. They did really well and now they are getting ready to go to the state competition in Lakeland next month. My other daughter is going to attend high school next year and we went to the open house for the school she plans to attend. It is a magnet school of the arts and she has to audition to get into the art program. We spend a few nights filling out the paperwork for that. She also plays trumpet in the jazz band and has had performances to go to. She is going to another one tomorrow night. LIFE!!!!

Tomorrow night is also a fund raiser for my elementary school at the local McDonalds. A portion of all monies raised from 4-11 go to my school. The jazz band is eating there before their performance so we have that to go to. LIFE!!!!!

The best news I got this week was that my oldest friend (we have been friends since kindergarten and we are now older then dirt so that is a long time....LOL) is coming down in the first part of August with her hubby and family and I can't wait to see them. It's been ages since we have seen each other and we are so excited.

So, there you have it......life sometimes is crazier then TV and I know mine is very hectic....

Did I mention I had another wonderful visit from my other sister-in-law and my mom and dad in law this Sunday? They came over for dinner and we had a great time catching up. I was happy to see them all. She lives in Virginia and we don't get to see each other as often as we would like.

Well, I should get off the computer. We are having a bad thunderstorm with lightning right now. We need the rain but not this bad. I even brought our outside kitty in and she is all comfy in the garage right now. Hope you enjoyed this. Let me know how your life is going??