Thursday, August 28, 2008

I don't like 6:00 am!

I actually stronger than don't like it. But I won't say some of the things I think of it. It comes waaaay too early. I know, I'm spoiled. I don't mind waking up ever so often, but I do not like it every day. If left to my own schedule, I'd go to bed around 1-2 am and sleep til 10ish. Not this stupidity. This is too early. And to top that off, Cody thinks it's stupid too, so since I wake him up, I'm the stupid one to go along with the 6:00. To interpret that, he doesn't like me in the mornings, and I don't blame him. I don't like me either. Jacob just doesn't speak at all, which is fine. I think I'll be going back to bed for about an hour when they leave. Then I'll have to get Josh and Karleigh up to take Karleigh to school. She doesn't have to be there until a more sensible 9:00. Sensible means I could sleep til 8:00.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

first day of school

for me!

I had an English class and Biology. My English teacher is hilarious. My Biology teacher is rather no so hilarious, but not boring either. I'm thinking it's not as scary as it seemed when I left for the school today.


I was like a tabloid photographer

Yesterday was the first day of school for my boys in the 7th grade. We've homeschooled the last two years, so this was a big change for all of us. They (being the tough grown-up 7th graders that they are) did not want their pictures taken. Well, Mom prevailed and I took them anyway - just had to sneak the camera through the bushes to do it. hehe. The bus picks them up right at our door, which is awesome.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Why did you put ice in the flowers, Cody?

"Because Sandy said they last longer."

"Who's Sandy?"

"You know, from Spongebob?"


It seems like every few weeks now, I have to sit here and listen to Joshua cry for a while. I don't know what makes him wake up on some nights and why it has to happen, but it does. If he keeps it up, I'll have to get him because I know he'll cry all night long if I don't. I don't know. I know he's done so much better and I really can't complain, but every time this happens, it takes me right back to my frustrations with him for not sleeping. I know if I get him, we'll be up until 4 or so and then he'll sleep til 10, take a really bad nap and be up and down tomorrow night. He won't get back on track until Thursday's nap or even bedtime. Why won't he just sleep? Why can't he just go back to bed with me? But no. Why does he only cry when I've just gone to sleep good. He's been crying now for about 45 minutes and started it about 20 minutes after I went to bed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I don't know what is going on with me. It's almost like my body still cycles through pms just like before the hysterectomy. I have days where I'd just like to slap everybody I live with rather than look at them. And nobody's safe! I can want to whop anybody from David down to Josh. It's silly.

I'm ready for school to start.

I will say this afternoon is much better than this morning was. I was a "one-word-answer woman" this morning.

School starts next week, right?

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I've posted before on the different perspectives David and I had about the cups in the cabinet. It seems like lately that there have been so many times that a different "perspective" has been pointed out to me and the phrase, "It's all about your perspective" has been used. Could we be trying to learn something?

A blog friend posted today about her step-family and in the course of her blog brought up how Joseph was Jesus's step-father. I was amazed by that because I've never looked at it from that perspective. My kids thought it was really neat that Jesus had a step-dad. It was so cool to see them find another way to relate to their savior. So very cool.

I'm all about seeing things from different perspectives. I'd never given actually, consciously looking for the different perspective much of a thought.

Monday, August 11, 2008

So, Jacob came home and left again. :-(

He's at his Granny's school shopping and visiting cousins until Wednesday. It's so nice to know he's not so far away, though.

I'm so amazed by my kids. All of them. They are all growing up so very fast into such wonderful people.

Friday, August 08, 2008


I had a date with my sweet husband last night. His birthday is tomorrow, so my parents came over to hang out with the kids.

We were going to go see Hancock at the Studio Movie Grill, but when we got there, the speakers were blown in that theater and the showing was cancelled. That was ok, so we went to Outback Steakhouse and had a really nice, relaxing, don't have to feed a baby dinner. It was so nice to just get to be just us.

After dinner, we went to Half Priced Books and just wandered around. We ended up at Walmart to get the stuff for ice cream cake and then came home. Joshua was so happy to see us, but still got whiney when Granny and Grandpa left.

The kids had fun with them and Mom even gave the girls and Josh a bath. It was really nice to have just everything taken care of.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Jacob called last night. I was so happy to hear from him. He's so funny.

He said a 14 year old girl gave him her number. He gave it to Jackson and said, "Have fun". He said Jackson's eyes just lit up and he said, "Ohhh, yeah".

He talked nonstop for about 45 minutes. I'm so happy he's having a good time.

I do hate this for Cody, but I think he's ok. He is getting to play football now and wouldn't be able to if he had gone on the trip. I really don't think his Mom understands that we did not intend for this to be unfair or anything like that.


Not too long ago, David and I were lying in the bed discussing some stuff. It came up that I absolutely cannot stand it when I open the kitchen counter and find cups lying on their side like they've all just been absentmindedly knocked over. I was so shocked to hear him say that he absolutely cannot stand to have to unstack three cups to just get one, so he pulls one out and lets the other fall.

I cannot believe that we've spent three years like this. That is soooo silly!

We have laughed about that for days now.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I guess this is my first "private" post. It feels kinda' good to not have to sensor my post. I mean, I don't put anything especially bad on here, but it is private. I'm liking that I'm able to post my bad days along with my good days. This way, also, I'll have more success with taking my thoughts captive unto Christ.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Jake's in Charlotte

We got up this morning at 3:45. It wasn't so bad. We were at the airport by 5. The Standout Youth Choir took over the AirTran ticket counter this morning. It was almost scary how many kids were there. I have seen them all together before, but not all spread out and together. I think the count was 60-some kids and 25 or so chaperones. Add all that to all the parents who were just checking their kids in and it was quite a few people.

Their plane left at 7 this morning and had a two hour layover in Atlanta. I'm not sure exactly what time they landed in Charlotte, but Jake called just before dinner to tell me that he was there and having a great time.

I hate this for Cody. I hate it that he couldn't be here for the stuff he needed to be to get to go. He keeps talking about next year, but he'll miss the practices before the trip, even if he's here for the fund-raisers. Then, the trip is during his time to be at his Mom's. Hopefully it can all work out. Also, football will be starting during his San Antonio visit next year. I know next year is our year to have the kids at the beginning of Summer instead of the end.

I'm thinking it's going to be a long night - Joshua's already crying....

Friday, August 01, 2008

I've made a decision

I've posted about it before, but will again. I added a blog tracker a few months back that tells me who reads my blog. Since that time, I've been careful of what I post because I know of some who read this. I hate to do it, but I am going to go to invitation only.

If you want to read my blog, please email me and I'll add you. There are a few old friends, acquaintances, and others in blogland who I know check it frequently and I love that, but there are some who just don't need to be in my daily business.