Thursday, May 31, 2007

last day of May

Happy Birthday, Gretchen, we love you!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Let Us Pray

ok, gang, obviously we have one (Gretchen) who is very distraught at this time. Let's bow our heads and pray for our sister who is so very confused right now. Lord, deliver her from the addiction of reality tv if that should be your will, but Lord, she loves it so much. Maybe you could send talented people next season instead. I am not sure of the need, Father, but you do, so just help her and comfort her. And all God's people said, amen.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pre-school blues

Well, I'm singing those preschool blues - I got kids I don't want to lose.
Today was bye bye to the 5 year olds as they move on to their kindergartens! sniff sniff This is much tougher than saying goodbye to jr. high kids, especially the ones I had. That was more like good riddens. These little sweet punkins are going to grow away and you just want to keep them! Wait til Sam comes thru - I'll try to keep him til he's 8 or 9, then let him move on to public school! yeah, right. We had a picnic at City Park after school. Tomorrow we will do the same thing again with the younger group. Most of them will return in the fall. Then Friday is a clean up work day and I am free for the summer. I don't know where the school year went. I could swear God is speeding up the days.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

bachelor & gentleman

YES, he chose Tessa!!! I knew it would be her and still I cried!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Funky Angel

This is an angel Will drew for me. He knows I like funky ones.
(I am trying out adding an image to my post and I don't know if it's going to work or not.)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thurs. thoughts

On a sad note, my co-worker Carolyn - her father passed away at the beginning of the school year and then last night she lost her mother. She is such a sweet gal and I know she must be hurting a lot right now, so please pray for her.
On a happier note, we watched Jackson play baseball last night. He did an awesome job pitching! Will and Noah will start their games after school is out, so we are looking forward to the season. Next time I will bring a jacket, that wind was nippy!
I am heading to bed - Don has been there since 7:00. Let's just say, he needed to be and leave it at that. Tomorrow somebody turns 6!!! I think I know who!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

off to a start . . . .

Wow. Today is off to a great start. First I couldn't get up on time, so it's rush around time! No hot water! not even lukewarm. We're talking cold. So I wash the "absolute necessaries" and get out fast. Then I can't find anything to wear. The capris I decide on need to go into the dryer cause they're all wrinkled. I figure I better re-light the water heater. This means pulling half the stuff out of Don's side of the closet, removing the wall panel, then looking for the wire hook thing that holds the match so that you can reach back to the pilot. hmmmmm..........I put it somewhere logical where I'd know next time....hmmmm....after looking several places I finally find it on the shelf by the matches! who'd have thought?! ok, I'm really running late now. I grab a big piece of masking tape to hold the springy-like door open by taping to a nearby pipe - so near that I can barely get my hand through. I get all my gear into the closet and can't find the tape. I find the tape - stuck down to the carpet, cause I dropped it and stepped on it so it's now full of carpet fuzz, but it holds anyway. Now where is my flashlight, cause it's darker than all get out in there. Left it out in the dining room. got it. ok. I'm laying on my stomach. Then practically on my head, but I lit it. My capris are ready to step into. I sit down to eat my cereal and flip on the TV to catch Joyce Meyer. Not today!!! The cable is out. great. just fuzz. not even any static noise. nothing. So I think this is where I made up all my lost time is scarfing down the cereal and moving on to finish getting ready, which gave me a couple minutes to post this! pretty cool, huh? Maybe the rest of the day will be equally wonderful. Love all you guys!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Things are getting down to the nitty gritty on my 2 favorite reality shows. I think the officer and gentleman is going to choose Tessa. And that Apolo is going to go home with the Dancing with the stars trophy. But what if I'm wrong?!?! I don't know if I'll be able to handle it! I kid you not!

Monday, May 14, 2007

day after mother's

I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day. I have such good mommies reading my blog. On Saturday we visited Don's mom and my mom. It was good, good, good. On Sunday was our little picnic and relaxing playtime. It was fun. Watching Lily walk around reminded me so much of my girls when they were little and they were discovering things at the park. Even when she was sitting on the picnic table bench munching on a cookie I pictured in my mind a home movie of Jill doing the same thing. I don't know where all the time has gone. It's crazy. Emily sent me a journal. She put some fun stuff in the first 4 or 5 pages and now I will enter some things and send it back to her and we will continue to do that til whenever..... how fun, huh? She is creative.

Friday, May 11, 2007

preschool tidbit

Today I was helping kids fill out the "my favorites" page of their preschool memory books. When I asked what was your favorite art project, one little guy smiled at me and said, "YOU!" If only he really understood what a work in progress I am, bless his heart anyway!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Parker, the nature boy

As the younger kids were getting ready for their last field trip of the year - riding a city bus around town - the teacher was asking them what things they might see while riding the bus. Kids began to list things as she wrote them on the board, things like cars, streets, people....etc. Then Parker raised his hand and with his deep raspy voice said, "The red winged blackbird!" He cracks me up all the time!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Boy, this is a lot of pressure, feeling like I have to post a blog everyday and it's already late afternoon and I have not posted that darn blog yet! I did have a short nap, hoping inspiration would come, but . . .well, I could just tell you about my morning. How about that? I met up with Tanya Alford first thing. She of course loved my stuff I brought along and bought some things for the "It's a girl thing" event. Also with her was her friend, can't think of her name, but she's Pat Lehnertz's daughter in law and mother of Teresa - Jackson's friend from preschool days. So she bought some things also. Then we discussed the Wickham project and she loved the idea I presented. So then, since I was now getting paid for my time at Parkview, I thought I had better get to work!!! No art today, as the kids went on the city busride instead. So I did prep work, which was nice, too. When they came back, they had music in our room and I got to dance with the kids to this wild song where you stop and freeze every once in a while. It was so cute. Megan came up to me and said come on, just have happy feet!!! Hey, I could do that! It was so fun. When I got home, I began the Wickham project and got a lot done on it. It has been a prosperous day in so many ways, even in spite of feeling that blog pressure!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

This is the day . . . .

This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day that Emily is leaving and I am not glad about that so much, but I am praying for strength and even thanking God for the pain of saying goodbye again. It has been a sweet time with her. It feels like a little part of me dies everytime she leaves, but I have seen her growth. She is mature, more servant-like, and such a beautiful creature. It has caused me to step back and look at my other two girls and realize how special they are and where they have come to. I am amazed and blessed! So, yes, this is a difficult day, but I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Monday, May 7, 2007

my first post (I'm so proud)

I have a blog, I guess! I am thinking I will use this to communicate deep thoughts that come to me now and then which I fail to journal about. Things I might want to share with my girls, but of course whoever else reads it is fine, too. I actually have a thought right now, but I will save it until my next post. Kind of makes you want to check this blog again, just to see if I really have a thought or I don't, huh?