Thursday, August 28, 2008

Christi over at BlahBlahBlog gave me this award, simply because she loves me!! Heehee, Christi has known me so long she can tell what I am thinking just by looking at me. And let's say, that we have gotten some dirrrrty looks through the years because of that little trick!!

Now, I am suppose to award this to 7 people. I am so not good at this. I wring my hands and wonder if who I pass it on to has time to do it, if they really care if I love their blog or not, and would see it and go, "Who is this and why are they giving me this?" In light of all my agony, I am just going to say that if you read me and I read you, TAKE IT!!!!! Take it, celebrate it, and know that I do love your blog. I look forward to spending some time each day to see what's going on in everybody's world. Thank you folks out there for letting me have some "adult" time in my kindergarten and children world!!

In my continued thanks to Christi, I am going to do a Flashback Friday thing. She is doing a great one each week, and I am going to be lazy and just take the idea, but not do it up fancy. That's how I roll!!

Christi, there are lots of songs that remind me of us and all the fun we had. This one especially does it though because we were so mean!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Much ado about nothing, nothing at all.....

Just realized that I haved posted in a while. Nothing much going on, just doing the daily grind. Since school started, (this is our 4th week!!) I haven't seemed to find my routine yet. Allie started school this year so that has been added to my chaos. No longer does she get to sleep in and be trotted across the street in pjs for a day of fun at Mamaw's house. Now, she has to get up and let me get her dressed and hair fixed! Ugh! If you know Allie, then you know how difficult that can be. Allie is not known for her quick decisions or getting in a hurry. I think God gave her to me to remind me to slow down sometimes.

Reed is having a good year. She got the spotlight last week of being a local channel's student of the week. They came to the school, taped her, and showed it on their news cast. She was excited and I was extremely proud of how well she did on camera. On the flip side, as she is nearing 10, I can see the seething glare I remember giving my mother, coming my way!! It makes me want to cry because I can see how much she dislikes me sometimes, but then it makes me even madder. I only pray that she and I can remain intact during her puberty and that I handle her and her emotions the correct way. I'm too quick to be all "do it because I said so." Ah, the joys of being a mother of a daughter. Anybody else with me?

So, enough of my babbling, I wish I had something more exciting to post, but nothing going on right now. Just getting up, going to work, coming home, checking homework, eating, laundry, and getting ready for bed.

Calgon, take me away!!!!!!!!!!! Bubble, bubble, bubble.................

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thank you, thank you, thank you.....

It's the Arte Y Pico award. This award was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity, and for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium.
The rules state:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Please include a link to the Arte Y Pico blog so that everyone will know where the award came from.
You have to name 5 little known facts about yourself for the meme part of this award.
I don't think I know 5 others to tag for this award.
So, I'm going to tag my oldest friend, Christi, from BlahBlahBlog,
my other friend I met in college named Christy, from WRB,
my friend from work Amie from The Mumpowers,
and anybody that may be lurking!
Show yourself and I shall show mercy on you! LOL.
Now, on to the 5 little known facts about myself. Hmmmm..... if I've not told people, then wouldn't it be stuff I probably don't want people knowing????
Oh well, let's see...
1. I wanted to marry Andy Gibb when I was little and watched Solid Gold for him and that one dancer with the hair down to her butt. I thought she was so awesome!
2. I named all my baby dolls Pamela, as in Victoria Principle, from Dallas. Andy Gibb connection there, right??
3. I was jealous of Lynette and Anne when I was younger. I thought they must have had such a cool life living in O.P. getting to bowl, skate, movies, and hang out with friends while I was growing up in a po-dunk tiny town in southwest VA.
4. I failed my first driver's license test. The driving part. I cried.
5. Sometimes, at night, I put my feet on Billy's legs. He doesn't like for me to do that so I do it while he is asleep. I'm mean, I know it. Just ask anybody that's related to me.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

25 things that inspire me....

Melissa, over at Stretch Marks, yesterday posted 25 things that inspire her and challenged us all to do the same. I'm not going to do all 25 today. I have not had time since school started Monday. How am I tired and back into feeling overwhelmed just after 2 days? I haven't even had all my kindergarteners yet! Oh well, here are some.....

1. My girls. I want to walk across the stage in Dec. to receive my Ed.S diploma to show them that I want to do better and more for them.

2. My students at school. Some days when I just need a pick-me-up, they can say or do the very thing that I need.

3. My college friends. I have seen them grow up ( I've known them forever) and become what they wanted to be. It inspires me to work hard too. I am proud of them and their varied accomplishments.

4. My husband, in 1997, as he battled leukemia. He never let a negative thing enter his mind. Oh, it wasn't easy and later it about destroyed us, but he handled his emotions and the whole thing with bravery. I never heard him say, "What if I don't..."

5. My mamaw. She made me feel like I was her favorite out of 10 grandchildren. Just like everybody else felt. She loved in a way that I aspire to love.

That's all I'm doing today. I'll think some more plus I gotta watch the finale to So You Think You Can Dance!!