Friday, October 31, 2008

Time Flies

I have been so darn busy, no time to blog. Dylan was sick with a nasty cold. Then Trina had it. I had a headache for 3 days straight, then am fighting a cold off and on for about 2 weeks.
Trying to get school done with all the sickness hasn't been easy.
Then we had two days of Derby rallying. Both kids have new divisions, so brand new cars. Trina is now in a Master's car. That is where they lay down and drive, they can see, though it is hard to believe it. Dylan is now in the Super Stock Division. Trina got 2 1st places and 1 2nd place. Dylan got a 1st and 4th and I can't remember the rest. They raced total of 4 rallies. But man, oh, man are their cars heavy. I wasn't feeling well and having to lift those heavy cars didn't help. Derby is such hard work for me. Kids love it, I hate it.
Here are some pics.
Trina is in the left lane, you can barely see the car in the right lane. She won this heat.
Here she is accepting her trophy.
Here she is accepting her 1st place trophy.
Here she is again with another 1st place trophy. Looks like we are making a trip to Akron, Ohio.
Oh joy oh joy. (I am being sarcastic)
Here is Dylan in his car.
You can't even see the other car. He won this heat!!
Here he is with his trophy.
My dh parked the trailer near an ant pile. Of course, we all received bites, even poor Patches. I can't get her to stop itching and can't really afford another vet visit. I am trying to give her more baths with the medicated shampoo they suggested last time. I hate that she has allergies. I wish I had researched more about dogs and their allergies!!!!
I don't know about you.....I will be so glad when this election is over. I am so tired of all the negative ads. I am not voting early. We have already had issues with some of the voting machines. My library has early voting and I can't get a parking spot to go and get the books I need!!! The parking lot is full, they are parking on the grass across the street and up and down the driveway in the library, making it hard to even get around!!!!
I will brave going on Nov. 4th, I have never had to wait more than 5 mins., but every one is telling me that this year it will be different. I don't see how, when it seems like everyone is voting early!!!
Florida is notorious for screwing up the voting process and I am upset about it, but not so upset that I want to do something about it. I haven't got the time!!!
Weather is FINALLY COOLER!!!!!! I am so excited!!!! I even wore a hat when I walked Patches yesterday!!!!
It is late, and I must get some sleep.
God bless you all,

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Yahoo!! Trina will stay homeschooled until at least December

Okay, the whole reason Trina wanted to go to public school was, of course, Dylan. He belittles her and is just a difficult boy. Which by the way, I am working on.
But to make a long, long, long, story short. When I called the public school to set up appointment to get her in, they told me no way. She needed to wait until after Christmas break. It would be way to hard for her to make up the 9 weeks she has missed and would be hard for her to "fit" in.
When I told her this, she cried. She so wanted to go. I told her that this was God's way of telling her she is better off at home. She hates on line courses, but we both know that she won't do the work out of a textbook!! So we shall see what happens between now and Christmas.
She has started guitar lessons and I told her I would look into French class and Creative Writing at our college for night courses.
She is just not motivated enough to do things on her own. I really don't want to mess up her chances at college. I really never had the chance and wish I had. Oh well, I am praying alot to our Savior and our Mother and hopefully they will help her see the way.
We went to the Shakespeare Theatre and saw "Kiss Me Kate". It was so wonderful. It was over Dylan's head, but he behaved wonderfully!! I so love the theatre!!! We are going to see Robin Hood on Friday.
Well that's all for now. I am so happy Trina is still going to be homeschooled for a while.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

No more homeschooling for Trina

Trina has made the decision by default to not be homeschooled. It has broken my heart. But maybe this is God's way of telling me it is for the better. She is such a brillant child, and I haven't had the ability to process that potential. Not that public school by any means will, but she doesn't want to be at home. She is tired of Dylan and everything else.
I am tired, just wanted to let you all know I am alive.