Monday, April 12, 2010


It's been a long few months since I posted last.
We had a great Christmas and a quiet New Year's which suits me just fine. Spring is here at last and we can't wait for summer.
I am taking 4 days at the beginning of July to take Sydney to a China Heritage camp in Tulsa with her crib mate/sister. Can't wait, it will be fun. Can't believe Sydney's kindergarten year is almost over! Our baby is getting big!
She's done very well this year at school. She is in the accelerated reading program in school and will be taking some gifted student programs this year. I am really impressed with her reading skills and her math! I know when I was in kindergarten I did NOT do math. She is adding and subtracting and can even do some in her head!
Yes, I guess I'm bragging, but what's a mom to do?
I started school in January. I am only taking one class for now, but it's a start. I'm working for my degree in Radiological Technology with the hopes of going on to do MRI's, CT scans etc.... I really like it, but want to take more classes in the fall if I can work part time as well.
Scott is still plugging away at his job at CAM Hospitality. We are always looking at distant horizons though for new opportunities. Who knows where the next five years may find us?
I added the latest school picture of Sydney. Enjoy!

Friday, November 27, 2009


We survived turkey day with no blown buttons or unzipped zippers! We actually controlled ourselves while indulging!
We had a very nice Thanksgiving with my Mom and Step Dad, his sister and her husband.
It was nice being home cooking with Sydney. She loved helping me bake.
So.... much leftover food, but without leftovers what is Thanksgiving?
We had a great time playing Apples to Apples (I won!) and dessert was of course divine!
I decided not to get out with all the other crazies to shop on black Friday, I've never gone out on the day after Thanksgiving, so why break tradition? :o)
I am eager to get the Christmas decorations up, tho NOT excited about crawling around in the attic to get everything down! Spiders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is my favorite time of year so I can't wait for Christmas! Hopefully I'll get myself in gear and get those cards out on time!
I've attached a picture of Syd at Mom's house yesterday before dinner.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Well, I can't believe it is November 1st already. Soon it will be Christmas. Time seems to fly faster as you get older.
We are plugging along here in the Ozarks, wanting to move away I think. I'm still at my job, things have changed since the beginning of the new school year. I really wish I were back in my old classroom. The new class is sooo... challenging and I find myself feeling like I am swimming against the tide.
Sydney is still liking kindergarten, we had our first parent/teacher conference last month. Glad to hear that she is doing really well. Her teacher said that she is one of the brighter students in class! Scott and I are so grateful.
She has received both of her flu shots this season. Luckily we have not been touched by the flu so far!
Her school pictures should come back sometime this month so I will post them, when I get them.
We had fun yesterday trick or treating. Syd was a cat and looked really good! I am posting some pics, she looks so serious! I asked her why and she said "Momma, I'm being a scary kitty!"
We don't have any really big plans for Thanksgiving, Scott will have that day off so it' will be nice to get to eat turkey with him! Who knows, maybe he'll even help me cook!
I am looking forward to Christmas this year. I think we will be getting a real tree again, last years smelled so wonderful!
Grandma in Florida will be coming, my Mom and Dad, brother Sean and his girlfriend, maybe brother Bill and the kids and even my nephew Steven from Washington! Hopefully I stay well, as the last two Christmas times I've ended up sicker than sick!
Wishing everyone a great week!


Monday, August 31, 2009

It's been a while

It's been a while...

I've been busy. Getting myself back into the grove at work. We started back at school on August 3rd. I missed the kids in my class, but it was nice to have a break and to have some time for myself.
Sydney started back at school on the 19th. We have met her teacher, she is really lovely, and is one of the most sought after teachers in the district. Sydney loves class, one of her closest friends is in her class as well as two other children she attended Montessori with. I'm glad for that, she feels right at home. Starting kindergarten and a new school to boot has been a piece of cake for her.
She loves riding the school bus. The second day of school she was asking me to let her go to the stop herself. (Right across the street) I was like "what?!?!?" "You don't Momma to walk with you???" Her reply was "No, Mom, you just stand there and watch!"
OH, my! She is getting to be a big girl. So, that's where I stand every morning. Sometimes she even forgets to give me kisses and hugs in her excitement to get to to stop!
She started CCD classes at church this past Wednesday. She likes her class and having 2 girls she knows from school there helps, I'm sure.
She has also been asking us for months to go back to dance class, every time we pass the school she reminds me. :o) So we signed her up, she starts ballet, tap and jazz class on the 10th of September. She'll have a nice little schedule. Tuesday nights is homework night, Wednesday is CCD class from 6:30 to 7:45 and Thursday will be dance class from 3:45 to 5:15.
I am enjoying work. Love the kids in my class. I have been off work for the last week with a back injury. I was at work last Monday and while putting a child in his chair had a suspicious pop in my back and then for the next 4 days could not sit up straight or stand up straight! So after the Dr outfitted me with pain meds, muscle relaxers, a steroid shot and a heating pad, I hope I am on the mend. At least I can stand up straight now. Will see if I need an MRI on Wed.
Scott is working hard for CAM. He didn't realize he would be such a counselor for all the women who work for him and it drives him crazy! But he's hanging in there.
I am looking forward to fall, I hope we have some snow this year but PLEASE NO ICE!

Hope all is well in everyones world.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Betcha thought I gave up huh?

Nope! I'm still here. Just busy.
Right now I'm sort of enjoying my 4 week summer break. I could be enjoying the pool and palm trees in Florida, but noooo.... I decided to work two days a week to make some extra money!

Anyways... things are going great here. Sydney is getting bigger AND sassier by the day. I just know Scott and I are going to be in trouble in just a few short years. Heck we're in trouble with her now! She starts kindergarten on the 19Th of August.
Not sure how emotional I'll be that day. I can't believe where all the time has gone!

We did have a scare with Scott these last few weeks. He had complained of some pain near his kidneys, so much so that my big strong man decided he needed to go to the emergency room. Now I know it hurts if he wants to go there!
They took some blood and did a CT scan to rule out a kidney stone or infection. So they decided it was probably muscular.
He went to see our doctors partner the next day and he sent him for an MRI.
Later that same day Scott called the nurse at the office to see if the results were in. They sure were. She told him that he had a herniation on L5 and a suspicious something on L2, and that a bone scan is recommended to rule out cancer!
So, we immediately start freaking out! We have to wait a week to see our regular doctor and then another week for Scott to get a bone scan.
Thank God it came back OK, no cancer. I tell you seriously that if something like that doesn't put things in perspective for you then I don't know what will.
Scott's back pain is just about gone and he's feeling much better.
Was that enough for you all to digest or what?


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A rotten day

OK, so this week started off good, then went down hill. School has been tough, still trying to make it here in this town and at work. Feels always like I'm fighting an up hill battle!
Ever heard of a fair weather friend? We've all heard the saying I'm sure. It seems that I've been "blessed" with a fair weather family and twice with fair weather friends.
You know the definition; a fair weather friend is someone who is a good friend when it is easy for them to be one and who stops when you are having problems or things are going great for them and they don't need you so much anymore.
Ah yes, I feel damned mad at times and I bet you have too when you give to people, or help people, listen to them, laugh with them and then BAM! like a two by four between the eyes, when you need a little shoulder or anything at all it's as if your asking for a freaking kidney!
Why do I put up with people like that? Do I have a little magnet on my forehead that says "come take a dump on me, I don't need respect!"
Scott has one of those, a person who calls him like crazy when he's in the middle of something crappy, then when things get straightened out and things are going good for him, he disappears.
Happens every time!
OK, enough of my pity party, hope you all are having a better week than I am.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's been a while

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted. At home today. It's chilly and dreary. Been raining off and on for a solid week now. Not much to do outdoors!
So house work is in order.
Got Syd's school pictures back and will post them here, so enjoy. Not much going on. Really getting ready for the end of school and plan on enjoying my July off.
Hope everyone is well.