Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I'm still sick and my broken toe is still swollen and bruised and incredibly painful to put any pressure on. I'm on new medication that knocks me out-so hopefully I can finally get over it all. Of course, I have to go to the Ortho on Friday to have my toe/foot checked out.
Lite version of school started yesterday and we made it through both days without too many interruptions. Full school starts next Tuesday, after our first hockey tournament of the season -- its local, yeah!!!
Both kids seemed to be ready for some routine, so I'm going to oblige and see where that gets us.
Hope your week is going well so far.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
After a couple of months of dating, he discovers some BIG issues with her that had yet to be finalized and solved. He decided to stay with her, and just accept these ISSUES and work around them.
Things have continued to follow the same lines of discourse and now they have been together for 6 months. I am about to ground him AGAIN for lying and basic disobedience. I normally ground for 2 weeks...I think I'm going for 2 months or more this time.
Soooooo again I ask what happened to my generally agreeable teenage son's BRAIN CELLS????????????????
Saturday, August 25, 2007
A little brother time this evening as "the boys" play video games together. That Other Kid just loves to play games with his brother and he's pretty good at most of them. He's a fast learner and That Kid has been playing them with him for probably 1 1/2 years. What a good big brother!!!
Please excuse the site of the room -- he is afterall, a teenage boy!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Fast foward to 6 months ago -- daddy thought his bossy behavior was amusing so he started saying "obey my orders" "I'm the boss" and then getting him to repeat the phrases.
Fast forward to today -- daddy says That Other Kid needs to do what mommy says, 'cuz mommy is the boss.
He turns to daddy and says "no, I'm the boss, you obey my orders, and mommy has to obey my orders, too. I.AM.THE.BOSS."
I guess we should have seen it coming 3 1/2 years ago.....I'm just the peon around here, he's the real boss.
At least till I get the wooden artiliary out and prove to him that I have more authority!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Prayers will be appreciated as always.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
Ann is really my middle name - I started going by it when we first moved to Texas. My first name didn't really seem to fit me or Texas, and besides I never really liked it. Now seemed like a good time, since no one knew me from Adam or Eve as the case is.
Avid reader. I love to read, which is how I got started reading blogs. My favorite reads right now are short, historical novellas. I can read a few pages here and there (like in the bathroom), since I really don't have a lot of time to read, with all the blogging and preparations for our new home school year.
Nurturer..... I love to take care of my kids and nurture them in any way they let me. It is getting harder as That Kid is growing up into a young man, but That Other Kid still loves to snuggle, cuddle, and get hugs and kisses, so I'm going to treasure this opportunity and do the best I can with my young man.
Nasty patient --- I hate being sick or injured. So, needless to say I have been rather difficult to get along with for the past month or so since I have sick and/or injured. I'm praying that my family forgives my grumpiness.
Now I'm supposed to tag 3 people with names beginning with the letters of my name:
Addie at http://littlewomenmomma.blogspot.com/
and if your name begins with "N" please consider yourself tagged. I can't find anybody with a name that begins with "N".
Hope ya'll have a great night.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hope to read some more great dog stories, soon.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Now as a side note --That Kid plays ice hockey (yeah, I know ice hockey in Texas) and the new season starts this week with late night practices and tournaments over the holidays. Praise God he drives himself to these now!We already have our first travel tournament coming up in 3 weeks to Cinncinati, OH. I've never been there, and it looks like he will be traveling there with his team by himself. We don't have time to plan ahead to buy all of us plane tickets, booo. I hate letting him travel by himself. I miss him while he is gone and I miss watching him play, too. Oh well, Christmas tournament will be here soon enough and I'll be sure to go on that with him.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Daddy was home so That Other Kid stayed home and played computer games the whole time we were gone, which was a real bonus. I had some one on one time with That Kid and we didn't have to deal with "I want to go home, I'm tired, I need to go potty, I want...." you get the idea.
My toe is starting to not throb so I'm going to start getting some things prepared for school. Some of That Kids classes start on the 27th and then we will go full force the Tuesday after Labor Day. He'll be a junior this year so we have a lot of serious school to accomplish this year. Chemistry and whatever math we end up with will probably be his biggest challenges. I know they will be mine -- although, they will be the two classes that I won't teach -- I will have to ensure he gets them done. Keeping That Other Kid occupied so he can work will probably be my biggest challenge of the school year.
Well off to try to rest from my exciting weekend -- not! I need a pain pill, cuz I've walked around too much yesterday and today.....
Thanks for reading................
Friday, August 17, 2007
I love her like no other.....
and if YOU are reading this, I hope you have the best birthday ever. Thanks for your everlasting LOVE.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Next, we will need to hire a tutor for math to get him up to where he needs to be....I know it will be a long, hard road but he is a smart kid when he applies himself, so I know he will get there. This is one of the best reasons to homeschool your kids. When they need extra help you can get it for them and they don't just get left behind.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Hockey season officially starts tomorrow morning with a dryland practice (workout with weights, etc) which That Kid is not too excited about, the real practice is Thursday night -- but he has to work so he will miss it. He is really torn; he wants to practice with the team but if he doesn't work he will miss out on about $100 for one night of work.....so he's working~ he loves that money!!!
Well I'm off to bed--- these meds waste me....
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Now I guess That Kid will get to help out around here more than normal and That Other Kid will have to learn to play more by himself!!!
Wish me luck, I think I'm gonna need it.
So just a word to the wise -- if you are trying to do too many things and hurry to answer the phone, make sure you don't jam your toe into a big wooden box!!
Now I'm off to take something for this excruciating pain in my toe..........
Have a good day.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
and took a shower. As I'm about to walk out the door the phone rings for the 3rd time this morning -- now mind you it's only 10 a.m. Caller ID is a blessing from God, I tell ya. I didn't have time to talk, so walked back to get That Other Kid's socks on him, when dh decides he needs to have something scanned for a client -- RIGHT.STINKIN.NOW!!!! Problem the computer isn't on and HE doesn't know how to scan from our scanner/printer. It's now 10:05 a.m. and I needed to leave 5 minutes ago. He wants detailed description on how to do the scans, how long it takes, and when will the computer be ready to go? He's getting ANGRY cuz I don't have time to deal with this....I say call me and I'll walk you through it. I wait for the phone to ring the whole 3 hours I'm gone thinking he will call soon --- but no he WAITS FOR ME TO DO IT WHEN I GET HOME! He needed this sooooo bad, right???
Dish satellite guy came to hook up another tv, and brought the wrong equipment. Well maybe he didn't bring the wrong stuff, maybe I ordered the wrong stuff --- who knows at this point!
DH's b-day dinner was a FLOP -- both kids were whiny and grumpy. Yes, even 17 year olds can be whiny and grumpy. and it took me 1 hour and 10 minutes to get That Other Kid to go to sleep tonight.....
Now I'm ready to fall into bed, but 12 loads of laundry await folding.....so off to the pile of laundry.
Thank you God that today is almost over!!!!!!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Hope you had a great Friday!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Life moved on like this till about 3 1/2 years ago....when That Other Kid arrived in the world and he decided that he didn't like this system. It was time for a change! I had slept in long enough, he figured.
I tried the same approach with him -- but oh no! Waiting till 8:00 a.m. is just wasting too much precious time. He prefers 7 a.m. and the boy wakes up ready to PLAY, PLAY, PLAY. I have tried telling him that it is still night time till 8 a.m. but he is WAY too smart for that foolishness. I guess it wouldn't be sooooo bad, but he doesn't think bedtime is till after 9 p.m. This makes for a VERY long day for a mommy who can't really function before 9:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m. Not to mention the thousands for things that need to be accomplished AFTER bedtime.
Oh well at least I had few years of sleep!!!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Here is a mom sitting with 3 girls -- a girl about 10, and one about 4. The third girl is sitting in a child-sized wheelchair - I would guess her to be 7 or 8. Mom is dealing with all 3 girls, but her focus is on the disabled girl. She is spoon feeding her, trying to keep her happy and encouraging the other girls to eat before they go play. All the while she is trying to squeeze a bite in here and there of her own lunch. She is smiling and talking to her daughter in the wheel chair not at all discouraged that she can't eat her own lunch. Once she finishes taking care of her daughter she tries to eat her lunch, only to hear that she also wants to go play --mind you the little girl only communicates with noises, but she IS communicating loud and clear what she wants. The older daughter is now done and wants to play, too. Mom says will you take your sister in to play just long enough for me to eat? Older daughter agrees, reluctantly....you will come in if she needs help, right? Yes, I just want to eat my lunch, mom says.
I don't know about you but this made me realize how much I have to be thankful for. I left Chick-fil-a thanking God that I have 2 VERY Healthy, active boys. Sometimes they are TOO active and they drive me CRAZY with all their activities and noise, but they are healthy! and for that I am VERY GRATEFUL to GOD.
Time to sit back and be Blessed because our kids are blessings from God even if we don't always appreciate the blessing!
Have a good night,
Sunday, August 5, 2007
to Point B:
Ain't ya impressed????!!! He thought it looked good and even showed daddy his clean playroom. He started to dump toys right after I was done cleaning and I roared like a monster and chased him through the house!!
Before I conjured up the energy to clean the playroom That Other Kid was watching "Little Bear" on tv and it created many interesting stories in our house -- he started running through the house being a monster!!! Hands raised above his head screaming "I am monster -- hear me roar!" It made me laugh to think he wanted me to be scared of him -- he's all of 37 inches tall and 30 pounds...don'tcha know that's scary~~
Now me a Monster I can see, like everytime I wake up with a sinus infection, cough, congestion....
Until next time,
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Well that's all that blabbering for tonight...I need to set up the rest of my page!!