"Stop looking for the storms and enjoy more fully
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Friday, December 31, 2010
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Sunday, December 5, 2010
handsome fell on the ice tonight
this is our conversation after wards
one of my butt part about busted open
your butt parts?
yeah my butt boob
your butt CHEEK?
yeah my butt cheek almost busted open
i do not know where these things come from!
a thought from the nice one at 7:47 PM
not that i'd wish horrible life experiences (HLC) on anyone, but i just have to say that i'm thankful for them.
in the mist of the HLE of my life i have often wondered what i've done to deserve this? or why me? i try not to feel too sorry for myself but i think it's only natural to feel overwhelmed, alone, and scared of the unknown.
i have often said that these HLE have me who i am
this week i have been helping a friend who is in the middle of her own HLE. she's going through the emotions and the stages of grief, she lonely, overwhelmed and scared. as i visited with her last night she was sharing these feeling with me, and i realized how grateful i am for the HLE in my life and how now they are helping me to be able help her.
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Friday, December 3, 2010
"mom some thing happened in the night, I was transported from one side of my bed to the other"~Handsome
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
the never ending adventure of being a parent
the happy smiling moments
the loud laughter
the crazy dances
the messy rooms
the messy faces
the growing moments
the sweet talks
the stern talks
the sleepy nights
the good books
good night kisses....
i could go on but i've got to go get the presidents out of bed so we can enjoy another day!
a thought from the nice one at 5:32 AM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
i'm grateful for an amazing husband who supports me, loves me, provides for our family! I don't know what I did to deserve such a great guy, but am so happy he's mine. He is a tremendous blessing in our lives!!!
a thought from the nice one at 5:43 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Gus is loving this "reading" thing, well as long as it's her idea. The last couple weeks we have been tip-toeing in some chapter books,
"Henry and Mudge"
"Frog and Toad"
I don't remember reading "Frog and Toad" before but i know it's been around for a while.
I love these books.
Frog and Toad are hilarious. They are great friends It's funny that i can see myself and best friend doing crazy things like these two friends are doing.
it has made me so grateful for my best friends.
We would be so lost without friends.
So thank you to all of you out there that i call friend!!
a thought from the nice one at 5:20 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Gus is sitting in her bed and says to Handsome, "This is so wonderful sitting here with my feet under the covers enjoying it's warmness as I am crocheting"
a thought from the nice one at 7:01 PM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
New vocab word this week was shiver, after racking leaves saturday morning, we had Handsome demonstrate what "shiver" was
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Friday, November 12, 2010
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
yesterday after school, a friend was taking handsome for the afternoon,
she told him "get in the car before freeze your patootie"
he says "Uh i don't think i have one of those"
"just get in the car"
once inside the car she let's him know that a patootie is his bottom
he says "oh, well, i have one of those"
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
this evening, the presidents and i were in the front yard raking leaves, there was a little bit of drama from Gus about how no one was helping her, i tried to talk to her about it but she just got mad so i walked in the house to put a little distance in the situation. she followed me inside and asked, "What are you doing?"
i told her i was just taking in a little break
her response "so your saying you don't love me?"
at this point it would not have mattered much what i said so i just told her i loved her and walked back outside!!
gotta love her little 16 yr old spirit!!
a thought from the nice one at 6:56 PM
Friday, November 5, 2010
"What she we name our baby?"
"how about Carmella?"
"well she'll look as sweet as candy"
"where did you hear that? did someone else say that?
"mom, i just felt it in my heart"
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Handsome said to me today, we should name our little sister e-the. it's a really beautiful name and it has the word "the" in it
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
cake and ice cream
Gus telling me what my present is before i open it
crazy busy out of my mind
finishing report cards
tears in my cake, not necessarily my cake but at least someones!!
a thought from the nice one at 6:55 PM
Monday, November 1, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
today while testing for report cards
the student in a very serious voice asked "How do you expect me to know all this, I'm only 5!!"
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Gus has a little crush on the "new kid" in her class, she talks about him, has told me he is her best friend, even made a list of all the things that they have in common.
today, we had a super Saturday activity at church, when Gus went into the nursery the "new kid" was there
she looked at her Dad and said, "Dad, there is someone in here from MY class, this is going to be Awkward"
i couldn't help but laugh, silly silly girl
a thought from the nice one at 9:01 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday night i made the executive decision that Mac and Cheese was for dinner, so i asked Gus to go down stairs for two boxes of mac and cheese.
her reply "you mean the kind we eat when you're not home"
Handsome said it was "so yummy" way better then what I make most of the time
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
I'm thinking of my baby in heaven today.
Happy Birthday Baby Quincy!!
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Monday, October 11, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010
1 pkg of frozen cheese tortellini
2 cans of tomato soup
1 can chicken broth
2 cups milk
1/2 cup half&half cream
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (i used fresh tomatoes from my garden i just chopped them up)
1tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
I also added a little cilantro
cook tortellini's as directed on package.
In a separate pot, combine soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes,and seasoning. heat through, stirring frequently, drain tortellini;carefully add to soup, stir in cheese. sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired
a thought from the nice one at 6:59 PM
today we went for our ultrasound, as instructed i drank a lot of water before I got there. when we walked in we filled out a little bit of paper work then the lady told us to sit in the waiting room, do not use the rest room, and the technician would be out in a few minutes, as i sat down i noticed two beautiful water fountains hanging in the waiting room, not just a picture but real running water. it was quite cruel
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
tomorrow we are going to find out if we are having a girl or a boy in march, Gus really wants a girl and handsome really wants a boy. However this morning someone said "ya know handsome if it's a boy you will get your own room", this got him thinking, until someone said "but if it's a boy you will have some one to build legos with, and play cars with." he is in quite a quandary.
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Friday, October 1, 2010
My Love was subbing at school and if that isn't fun enough it was in Gus's classroom.
When Gus got to school she saw one of her friends, Tulip. Gus told Tulip that her dad was their substitute.
Tulip moaned "oh great"
Gus replied, "It will be okay, just don't call him dad!"
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
in my dream last night i was at a friends house and she was telling me about a great deal she found at Costco
they came five to a can and they will change your life
"corsets in a can"
*note~this is not a real product, it is a figment of my imagination due to crazy prego dreams
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
i thought of something VERY funny to post on her today at church!
but by the time i got home i couldn't remember what it was!
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
It's not safe to eat precooked meats such as deli meats, hot dogs, and pâté when you're pregnant unless they're heated until steaming hot. Pregnant women are about 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get listeriosis, and newborns – not moms – suffer the most serious effects of infection during pregnancy.
Listeria can cross the placental barrier or, more commonly, be transmitted in the birth canal, and it can be devastating for the baby. Every year or so, an outbreak occurs in which miscarriage, preterm delivery, or death occurs because pregnant women ate deli meat or hot dogs contaminated with listeria.
Contamination may result from improper handling, or the bacteria may already be present in the meat. But whatever the reason, unlike other bacteria, listeria grows well at refrigerator temperatures. So while we think we're being safe by putting cold cuts in the refrigerator, this germ outsmarts us.
You should avoid getting fluid from packages of hot dogs and other meats on other foods, utensils, or food preparation areas, and be sure to wash your hands after handling hot dogs or deli meats. Listeria is also a problem in unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses, and uncooked poultry. While you're pregnant, you should stay away from cheese made from unpasteurized milk.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
i've made it to day 5! it was not easy i really wanted to throw up my hands and give up tonight, i've been gone to a fireside this evening and walked in to dishes a mess, leftovers not put away and a gross bowl of cereal from this morning. i wanted to give the job of scrubbing my sink to someone else, or at least leave it till tomorrow. But i sucked up my pride and pushed up my sleeves and got it done! yeah me!
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Gus had a dream this week that she got in trouble at school but hid the evidence from me for a whole month!
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
on the way to school this morning we were talking about loosing baby teeth,
Handsome says "so mom when i loose all my baby teeth then i'll be a REAL MAN"
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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Friday, September 3, 2010
this morning 2:00 Handsome came into my room and said
"mom, i have dallerina"
i just had to share it was quite funny, and sad at the same time
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Monday, August 30, 2010
most days i have lots of patience of the kiddos in my class,
most days i can laugh about what happens,
most days i can take a moment and collect my thoughts,
most days i love my job
today for the most part i loved my job
but there were
when a child stuck their tongue out at me
a thought from the nice one at 7:03 PM
Sunday, August 29, 2010
the other day i had somewhere i had to be after school so the presidents went to a friends house.
Gus had to ride the bus with my friends son, as we were talking about it that morning and working out details she said to me
"mom, i may have to hold his hand, so no one runs me over"
i told her " you won't need to do that no one will run you over"
her response, "mom, it's not a boyfriend girlfriend thing, it's just to be safe"
a thought from the nice one at 7:28 PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
teaching the first day of kindergarten is a lot like child birth, if you could remember how painful it really is you'd never do it again
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Saturday, August 21, 2010
my cousin posted this classified that she found on facebook, I'm so baffled by it I really don't know what to think
hello,my name is Benita Coffey and i am 24 yrs old.i am looking for a loving home for my baby boy.he is 3 months old and a quite guy for every body's liking.i am giving him out because i can't afford to take very good care of him and for the love i have for him,i have decided to get him a loving home where he will be spoiled with love and care.i will like a loving and caring couple of different sex or same sex. thanks
this is the link
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Monday, August 16, 2010
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Sunday, August 15, 2010
it's true, well kinda
last night about 2:00 am I was walking through a school parking lot and passes four teenage boys, all standing outside their car, i kept walking though i had a nagging feeling something bad was going to happen, I knew these boys by the way i've taught two of them and the other two i've taught their little sisters. so i got to my car and they started to yell my name, then ran at me.
They were yelling, swinging a bat, one of them had a crowbar. I tried to get in my car and shut the door but they got to me too fast, i don't remember the details of the fight, other then i text 911, which was weird, then i called 911, they kept beating me. i was fighting back but who am i kidding i'm no match for four teenage boys ( i learned that when i came home from college and my little brother picked me up and carried me in the house.)
anyhow long story short we ended up at the police station, 3 of the boys got away one did not and i was too frazzled to remember the others names. I felt fine until I looked in the mirror and saw my MESSED-UP face, i also had several bruises all over, my left foot was the worst, i can't believe i could walk with it as bad as it was.
anyhow, by 4am i was whole again other then the undaunting thought of four teenage boys actually beating me up in a school parking lot. saddest part- i don't even have any bruises to prove my story
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
ham and cheese
jaws of life
red robin... YUMMMMMM
i've heard that 10,000 times
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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
i was reading an article today and came across this...
"If you're having a migraine or other severe headache for the first time ever, you'll need a full medical evaluation to be sure nothing else is going on."
now the mind blowing part, pardon the horrible pun, how is it possible that someone would have a headache for the first time ever as a 20-35 year old, i've had migraines and severe headaches for as long as i can remember.
i'd write more but the glare from the computer screen is starting to give me a headache
a thought from the nice one at 3:39 PM
Monday, July 26, 2010
how often does your total cost of a purchase land on an exact dollar amount?
today we went shopping for school supplies, clothes, and groceries
first stop walmart-total 112.00
second stop JC Penny-total 13.00
third and forth not so lucky
fifth stop target-51.00
sixth stop again no such luck
50% of my purchases today were an exact dollar amount!
the love of my life says this is defiantly a "blog worthy moment' so there it is!
a thought from the nice one at 8:58 PM
it is nearly three in the morning, i just woke up from a horrible dream but as i lay awake thinking about it, or trying not to think about it, i'm finding myself finding the flaws in this dream which is just more proof that it was a silly dream. twice this week i've had horrible dreams in the first one i was at the funeral of my best friend, i knew the whole time it was wrong, i mean there were some obvious flaws in the dream. none the less i woke up sad and with a strong desire to call this friend "just to say Hello"
tonight's dream took place with me and the presidents, we were walking on the side of a highway, and for some reason we decided to take the trail along the river, not too close to the river mind you, but there was a river none the less, so as we are walking there are several switch backs, we avoid any steep inclines, and dangerous parts of the trail, we get to a point where we have to walk along a very narrow pathway with it seemed like a wall on one side and the other slide was a steep dirt covered hill about 100+ feet up from the river, as we are walking along Handsome is not watching where he is going, the path is too narrow to walk two by two, something happens and both the presidents fall, and begin to slide down the hill towards the river, there is nothing to grab a hold of they are just sliding fast, i slide down the side of the the cliff as well, we all get to the river at the same time, the presidents are holding hands as they reach the water, as i reach out for them i can not grab them then Handsome let's go of Gus's hand and is gone down the river, i can't react fast enough but then i wake up before i can save them
disturbing i know, that''s why i'm awake not sleeping so as i am trying to clam down i've found several flaws with this dream first off why would i be walking along the highway with my children, then walk along the river i am pretty terrified of the river when it comes to my kids, second of all, the rive and the mountain did not match the mountain was obviously some where in northern California, the trees, the ferns, the dirt, it was not idaho. but the river was just like the one across the street from my house, deep, fast, narrow. there were many other flaws but the biggest one of all, is why if we all got to the river at the same time would i not be able to grab a hold of my children, and they never cried or thrashed or attempted to swim or get out of the water they just sank
so all reasoning has led me to believe that this dream was stupid and i should go back to sleep
a thought from the nice one at 1:59 AM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
little brother, hence forth known as HANDSOME, was discussing with us this morning about driving, he's been wanting to drive for a few weeks now, but there are obvious issues with him taking the wheel, first of all he's only 5, second he's a little two short, and finally well that would just be crazy but he's quite innovative and he's come up with a solution, big sister, hence forth known as GUS, will be in charge of the peddles and Handsome will do the steering because in his words, "I'm really great at the steering"
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
the difference between excitement and disappointment is a very thin line
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
apology in advance, this is a whining post
I love my thankless job
-making breakfast-washing laundry
-picking up toys, cloths, blankets
-taking kiddos on field trips
-packing fun lunches
-being a chauffeur
-mowing the lawn
-taking out the trash
-getting classes of water
-fixing broken toys
-taking family to the movies
-cuddling at super sad moments (even if i'm being told that i'm hated at those moments)
-taking kiddos swimming
-arranging play dates
-being quick to forgive even after being hit in the face by a flying YO-YO
I could go on but i think it's out of my system now, i really am grateful for this job! i'll try not to complain again soon
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
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