Friday, August 28, 2009

What am I doing??

Blogging isn't for me. I've been working at this for a few days now trying to pretty it up. To no avail. Jamie just said, "Don't worry about 'pretty'. It's all about the words, right?" Yeah right. That is exactly what a guy would say. Apparently he doesn't realize that it IS about pretty with females.

Atleast I was able to put a cute picture of my kids with our pets on the top! Although I can't figure out how to put my blog title on it without covering one of the girls' faces...

So lately I've been feeling really anxious. I don't know that "depressed" is the right word. I'm just filled with anxiety. Oh, & for anyone thinking "just get over it", I've tried. It doesn't work. But hey, thanks for the advice!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Migraine: Day 2

Ugh. I hate migraines. Stress. That has to be it, right?

I've been volunteering at the school almost every day for the past two or three weeks. It's so overwhelming the amount of work teachers want done by a certain date. Honestly, part of me not only feels overwhelmed, but also frustrated with the expectations of the volunteers here.

School starts on Monday. I'm so sad about that. My baby will be in middle school. hardly seems right that she's off to a bigger school with a new mix of kids.

So, with that being said, I'll say it: I am one of "those" parents who loves to have her kids with her. I hear so many parents say, "I can't wait til they go back to school". & that's usually after one week of summer vacation. I've even had people tell me that I'll eventually get to that point as well. Nope. Never happened. I love my kids. I love having them with me. I love the summers because they are with me. I love the free-ness (is that even a word??) of the summer--sleep in, stay up late, no homework, no solid schedule... Just relaxing & free.

And in just a few days, that all changes. Back to early bedtimes & extremely early mornings (out the door by 7AM..), homework, activities, schedules.. Stuff I don't like. Plus, the worst of all of it, missing my kids while they are at school.

And one final note before I go, a very good friend of mine received some bad news the other day. I can't share many details, but a special prayer for her would be appreciated. If she's reading this, she'll know who she is. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you, my friend...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Off to Texas

Hey all!

Jamie left this morning for his business trip to Texas. I usually handle his business trips pretty well, but for some reason, I was sad about this one. He made it there safely though, so all is well. He won't be home til Friday.

In other news, the girls & I (mostly Brittany & me) enjoyed a delicious meal compliments of the Knights of Columbus fundraiser at our church: pulled BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans (yuck), grilled corn on the cob, potato chips, apple sauce, a cold drink, & a homemade sundae. Yum Yum Yum!!!! I love when someone else prepares a meal for me! I'll be making a nice thank you card for them!

We also took a trip to Wal-mart this evening to do a bit of school shopping. I can't believe school starts in one week. (sigh)... I am one of those parents who is dreading the start of school. I love having my kids with me. I am sooo sad--more than you can possibly know--that it's coming so soon. It will be weird to walk just Brittany to school. And even weirder not to have Sarah at the elementary school. I'll miss them. I ♥ my kids. More than anything.

And now I'm off to find a little kitten that seems to be hiding. He must know it's bedtime! Good night!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tucker, the kitten

So a few weekends ago, we decided to take on a kitten. I know. What was I thinking?! Well, anyway, we picked out a little guy named Tucker from Kitty Kolony. He's a cutie. Gray, tiger striped. We picked him up last weekend.

He's a good kitten for the most part. He likes people, he likes attention, he doesn't hiss or bite or scratch (much). He LOVES to sleep. But... When he's awake, oh my. He can be quite the trouble maker!

The deal was that we foster him for a few weeks to make sure he worked well with our family & especially Casey the dog. I'm not going to say they love each other, but they don't bother each other at all. I think they are both afraid of each other! Anyway, don't tell the kids, but I think we'll adopt the kitten!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Hello! This is my very first BLOG POST!!! Eek! I already spend enough time on the computer! Do I really think I should be doing this too?! ♥