Monday, April 26, 2010


I am popping popcorn (like every Friday am) when I hear screaming down the hall where the kids sit before school starts (it is early, maybe 7:30 am).
"They are fighting, They are fighting!"
"What is going on here?" {in my best principal in training voice}

"They were fighting and SHE (pointing a Kindergarten student) used the F WORD!"

"Both of you, with me-You {pointing at most reliable tattletale in the mix} come and tell me the story."
stay with me..this is where it gets good...
"OK, OK, OK, so, She (the k kid) was messing with the big kid's brother. The big kid ( a 2nd grader) says stop it and leave him alone. The little kid walked up, said "Oh yeah, well you are a FAT F@*& and then flicked the big kid in the forehead. The big kid slapped her."

OK...breath in...breath out...{remain in principal in training voice}

Yelled at the slapper (who really just pushed her on the arm), wrote up the flicker, popped popcorn.
The insult to injury was the forehead flick..I would have slapped her too!

Peanut Butter Crackers
5 (yes 5) flash drives
12 pens
a quarter

tears, deadlines...blah, blah

yes it is that small on purpose...

The Bloggess

She is some serious funny...if you like that sort of thing
(not safe for work...or really human eyes)

Blog Hoppin'

Thanks to June Cleaver Nirvana

Monday, April 19, 2010


I am bored-God forbid I clean or write or do home work!  SO....

4 shows I like to watch:
1. Big Bang Theory
3. How I Met Your Mother
4. Man v Food (it's like a train wreck-I have to watch!)

4 things I am passionate about:
1. My Kids
2. Reading
3. My family/friends
4. The Beach

4 phrases I say a lot:
2. Not so much
3. F#*&
4. So...

4 things I have learned, or am learning:
1. Smile and say Hi to everyone you can everyday
2. I do not need an A on everything (ok...this is a work in progress)
3. Holding on to a grudge is hard work
4. Sit Still and Breathe~Let God do His Work

4 places I would like to go:
1. Ireland
2. Australia
3. Grand Canyon
4. Any Beach, any time

4 things I did yesterday:
1. Dishes
2. Laundry
3. Homework
4. Yelled at kids

4 things I am looking forward to:
1. End of the school year
2. Lindy's Senior Year
3. 30th High School Reunion
4. Finishing my Master's Degree

4 things on my wish list:
1. My own Home
2. Money for the kid's college education
3. Happiness for my kids
4. Retire with my health and some $$

4 people I tag:
1. Lee
2. Renee
3.All of Facebook
4. ll of Blogger :)

Friday, April 2, 2010


It is Friday of Spring Break. 16 went away to play baseball in Orlando, 17 worked and stayed at her dad's...Old Man Dog (he is no longer Fat Dog, he is now Old Man-he sits on his favorite chair all day, farts and ignores us!) and I hung here. I went to the pool twice, ignored the crap I needed to do around the house and took naps. It was so unproductive-but so what I needed! Gaze upon the sight and be jealous!

Happy's Place
Sleazy Romance Novel and Strawberry Margarita poolside

BFF's place
Coastal Living and Crystal Light poolside

And since I cannot be happy unless I post a picture of my feet, here is today's awesomeness!

LibraryGirl's Awesome Feet

The Baby Bro and his fam are coming down, the kids are back in school, 16 has a tourney all week, 17 is studying for the SAT and I am headed back to work and grad school. Life goes on-faster and faster. I need to somehow slow the rotation of the planet so I can remember to savor these moments. I am grateful my kids are so awesome, that they will hug and kiss and call me and ask for my advice and tell me all about their lives. But the time is coming that I just will not be physically close enough to look in their eyes and talk to them. I won't be able to hug and kiss them and yell and scream and all the stuff Moms do. So as much as I really truly madly deeply enjoyed my alone time this week, I look forward to getting back to normal~my normal for the next 2 1/2 years, anyway.

Then~I need to find a way to finance my new sit-by-the-pool-and-read lifestyle-cause Momma can rock that!