Friday, August 30, 2013

Looks like we've made it

Well by the time the three of you are reading this it will be Friday. This means we have made it through the first week of school. And I might add by the skin of our teeth, what ever that phrase means. But what I do know is that this is a three day weekend. And that means no getting up at the butt crack of dawn on Monday and getting ready for the school day.

The first week of school is always rough. The alarm clock screams in my ears at 5:00AM, making sure a good breakfast is served, lunches that were made the night before end up in the backpacks, everyone adjusting to a new schedule and homework is completed and ready to be turned in and all that is just for me. Just kidding it's for the kids too. 

One of the courses I'm taking this semester is the second half to one I took last semester. I made an A in the last semester but for some reason I'm having a hard time getting motivated and the course work load is doubled so that may be a reason. However I had two quizzes to take this week and I made an 80 on one and a 90 on the other. Sadly they were optional and will not have affect on my overall grade for the course. What I'm really wanting to say to the professor is why have an optional quiz. If you are going to take the time to write the quiz, post it online and let a grade be assigned, then why not just take the dang grade. That was 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back.  But my grandmother always said if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Sorry grandma.

But on a good note, my work is done until Sunday, when the next quiz is posted (and yes this one is optional too) along with a discussion board forum. 

So until then, I'm outta here. I'm off for some fun in the sun with my boys. Y'all have a good one. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First day of school 2013 is in the books

Well the first day of school actually went off with out a hitch.

The boys woke up in a good mood, ate breakfast, picked up their backpacks and got in the car, early I might add. 

I dropped off R1 and as we were pulling away from the curb, R2 rolls down the window and yells at him to have a great day and he loves him. And R1 didn't even hear him. 

As we road down the street to R2's school he told me that I could just drop him off in the drop off line and there was no need for me to get out of the car. I quickly corrected him and told that I would get out of the car and walk him in every first day of school until he started Jr. High School so he just better get used to it. 

Anyway we walked into R2's home room and his teach met us at the door. We love his homeroom teacher. He had her in first grade and she moved up this year. We are both totally excited! She told him to hang his backpack on the back of any seat where he wanted to sit. So he walked over to a chair and put his stuff down and then announced he was going to the gym where all third graders go in the morning. He gave me a quick hug and was gone. His teacher and I just looked at each other and shook our heads. And then I left to go to work.

I left work early and made my way back to the school to pick up R2. And promptly at 3:10 he came out of the building and got in my car and asked me for something to eat. Then we headed over to R1's school to pick him up. He saw me pull up into the pick up lane and got in my car and the promptly asked me for something to eat. I think the theme here was they were starving. So we headed home where they each got a snack. 

Right after dinner we hanging out and talking at the table and R2 tells me that he doesn't like school and doesn't want to go back. When I asked why he said that third grade was to much work. I hate to break it to him but it only gets worse from here out. 

So I day one of the 2013-2014 school year is done and apparently according to R2 so are all the other days. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Oh the things going on here and running around in my head

So where do I start? The things going on around here or the things running around in my brain. I think I'll start with what's going on. 

Friday afternoon we hit the grocery store, all four of us. And one hour later we walked out a $361.00 poorer. The only part of that trip that did not involve food was the new binder R1 found, thank goodness, it was thirteen dollars. Tide laundry detergent because it's cheaper at HEB than at Target, toilet paper and paper towels. So $40.00 of that $361.00 were either school supplies or house staples. And lets be honest, $321.00 on food for one week, that's right, one week is crazy! I guess that's what happens when you let everything run out and it's the weekend before school starts. 

We spent the better part of Saturday shopping for new tennis shoes for both boys. Football cleats for R1, how that boy went from a size 8.5 last year to a 10.5 this year I'll never know. A few new shirts for Hubs, and a pair of nude flats for me. But before the shopping trip took place I went to breakfast with the girls and then went for pedicures. 

This is my new favorite color.
It's what I had my toes done in on Saturday. And yes, it's that shiny.

Any way back to the things that are running around in my head. Tomorrow is first day of school. The boys backpacks are packed and ready. Lunches are made and ready to be put in their backpacks tomorrow. Clothes are laid out and ready to be put on. 

I'm ready for school too. My books are purchased and sitting on the table waiting to be read. Hubs is ready too. 

So now I pray that my boys, all three of them have an amazing school year. I pray they are kept safe each and every day. I pray for strength for each teacher as they guide not only my boys but all of the other children into the future. And I am praying for an awesome school year for all. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pitch Perfect

One of our favorite movies right now is Pitch Perfect. We've only seen it about 27, 652 times.

If you haven't seen it, you should. Run right now, go rent it, down load it, or whatever you do to watch movies. 

I'm waiting.........

There are some awesome quotes from this movie. Such as...

Bumper: I have a feeling we should kiss. Is that a good feeling or an incorrect feeling?
Fat Amy: Well... sometimes I have the feeling I can do crystal meth, but then I think, mmm... better not. 

Fat Amy: You guys are gonna get pitch-slapped so hard, your man boobs are gonna concave.  

Beca: You must really sweep your girlfriend off her feet.
Jesse: Oh, I don't have a girlfriend.
Beca: What? You have juice pouches and Rocky. 

Aubrey: As you can see, Kori is not here. Last night, she was Treble-boned. She has been disinvited from the Bellas.
Beca: That oath was serious?
Aubrey: Dixie Chicks serious! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer cold

So if the title of this post isn’t one of the biggest conundrums of the south I don’t know what it is. Hmmm it’s always a lovely 127ยบ here in Southeast Texas in the middle of August. 


Anyway a few weeks ago I on Monday I started coughing. Like the kind of cough that lingers all day and makes you feel as if you have been smoking for 20 years only you don't smoke. 

I went home after work and literally washed my face, brushed my teeth and crawled into bed. I left Hubs to deal with all manner of cooking, cleaning, and making sure the boys basically taken care of. I coughed so much through the night I ended up in the doctor’s office the next day. Where they promptly gave me two shots, collected my co-pay and sent me on my way. 

By Wednesday my chest had begun to hurt. Like so much hurt, I thought I was having a heart attack only I wasn't having a heart attack. I like to do what I call giving the medicine time to work thing because really I didn't want to go back to the doctors office, so I toughed it out. 

But by Thursday my tough girl antics had worn off and I was getting a chest X-ray and a prescription for some antibiotics. Now those antibiotics were supposed to make me feel better, however the bottle read something along the lines of "may cause dizziness" Yeah well it was more than that. It knocked me into what I thought was the next week. They made my head so fuzzy I couldn't even pick it up off the pillow or the room began to spin. I would like to say the antibiotic induced coma I went into where I slept for 2 days was blissful, only it wasn't. To be honest those few days were a bit hazy. I really don't remember anything other than the sleep induced fog I was in. 

However, I'm better now and the spinning room and chest pains have all gone away, the only thing that has decided to hang around it the lovely drainage cough that will be here until sometime in September. 

Ahhh the joys of a summer cold.

Monday, August 19, 2013

So long summer, you will be missed

Well it's the last week of summer here and I really had planned on blogging more since we were all out of school but to be honest, the lazy days just kinda took over. 

Don't get me wrong we were busy with our normal summer things, like VBS and multiple visit to the dentist, and trips to the lake, church camp, grandparent camp and back to school shopping but other than that I just spent some great time with my people.

We went shopping a few weekends ago for back to school clothes for the boys and Hubs. He is moving from the elementary school teaching position he has had for the past 17 years to the high school to be the technology coordinator. He's excited and I'm excited for him.  Anyway, the boys got some great stuff and they should be set until at least Christmas, I hope. 

And not only are boys beginning school again, I am as well. Y'all know I went back the past year was good considering I hadn't taken a class in almost thirteen years. This semester I decided to load up and take two courses instead of just one. One of them is the second have of a class I took last semester. It's pretty reading and writing intensive so we will see how this all plays out with the other class I'm taking.

With the start of school come football season. R1 has been practicing most of the summer and his first game is in a few weeks. I'm ready to cheer him on and to take some pictures with the new camera I bought over Christmas. It takes awesome pictures. 

And with that I'll leave with a few pictures of our summer. 



Monday, August 5, 2013

One of the best days ever!

This was one of the best days not only in my life but in R2's life as well. It will be a day he will always remember.