Family traditions

Family traditions

Sunday, November 25, 2007

new obsession

obsession-a compulsive or irrational preoccupation, an unhealthy fixation

okay so i put the challenge out there for someone to throw something at me to see if i could keep it in the air. this last weekend i went to a family get together and started discussing family history and now i can't stop. obsessed!! YES!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

the woman that makes you say WOW!

i started to write this list of things that keep me as a mother sane then decided this could be good for me (and you) as a woman as well!!

1. she's got it together! i'm not saying that she's always put together but she's comfortable in herself and appearance not like sloppy comfy but that she's put together not matter if her hair is perfect or pulled back in a sloppy bun. some days you might see her in high heels but she looks just as good in flip flops or sneakers. i love the dinosaur shirt but couldn't find that pic.

2. she can capture a room! again not with her stunning looks though they come in handy at times but with her presence, her spirit, her laugh, her smile.

3. she can juggle! not necessarily oranges or tennis balls but throw anything else at her and she'll keep it in the air, her profession, her significant other, her children(if applicable), her neighbors, her church responsibilities, dinner, laundry, oil change, go ahead throw something else at her i dare ya

4. she knows what's going on! she's connected to the outside world. there is not enough time in the day for her to breath but she's informed at least to some degree about current events, her sports teams, politics, and the latest gossip

5. she knows how to act clueless! face it ladies no matter how badly we wish sometimes that we had no idea whats going on for the most part it's just a front either to keep us from getting in trouble or having to juggle one more thing

6. she takes time for herself! someway somehow she finds a minute in the day just for her. book club, power nap, extra long shower, quick trip to the store for milk (this is my latest addition, i love it), a short run around the block something anything it's very very very important!!!!

7.she doesn't sweat the small stuff! we've heard this before but it's worth repeating, the baby uses all your makeup.... in the heat of the moment this could get ugly but go grab the camera admire how cute she really is even when she's pushing your buttons and put the lipstick a little higher

8. she could add 100 things to this list!! well i'm needed elsewhere but please add to my list i know there is so much more.....

Monday, November 12, 2007


somedays i just want to write nothing on here nothing nothing nothing just to say i've done it. perhaps this will pass i just finished reading an amazing book called the wednesdays letters. i cried, i laughed, it was awesome.

I just lost a student. this is when i know i'm at my end when i start loosing kids!! but not really i've been doing this since i started. i guess i just put too much trust in them and their parents not to enable them. i set a high standard for the parents of the students in my classes. i expect them to teach them to tie their shoes. i expect them to help them with what i cannot do in the three hours that i see them in the day. yes i expect too much i know but well it's my job i'm a teacher!!!
i cry i laugh i'm awesome!
P.S. I found the student!! yeah me!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Take the hour and shove it!!

okay so all my life i've enjoyed day light savings time. a lot of people find it worthless and in the spring it's not as much fun but the fall is great an extra hour of sleep you get to leave for work when it's light again at least for a little while. truly i've always thought it kind of cool but after this weekend i'm contemplating moving to Hawaii or Arizona!! now that i'm a parent of two amazing kids who have yet to figure out sleeping in is a good thing i wonder what is so great about this saving time junk. yesterday when i was woken at 6am i thought be pacient this will pass. but this morning at 5am i really wanted to take the hour that i've gained and throw it out the window! such is life and all is well i'm sure i'll make it up some time probably around April and then there will be someone to take it away!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Day after yesterday The Day before tomorrow!!!

Today is the Day that if my mothers is being an over achiever she is shopping for Halloween clearance to send to me for my birthday. Today is the Day that half of my class is out because their parents gave them too much candy and now they are sick. Today is the Day that the rest of my class has Candy Hangovers. Today is the Day i fought with my children about how much candy they can eat. Today is the Day i changed my class calendar. Today is the Day i live life to the fullest. Today is the Day i try not to get a sugar high. Today is the Day i revisit the year. Today is my last Day of 26 the best year so far!! By Far!!

The day after halloween hasta be one of my favorites of the whole year! this is a day that is to be continued!!! Enjoy!