Saturday, November 22, 2008

Derby Day

My "FAVORITE" day. I am not going as early as everyone else. They leave the house at 6:30. I will leave the house around 10. My hubby is upset I don't go early, but I feel since Trina never gets out of bed for school until 10:30 or much later.....I will do the same.
Of course, she could care less if I go or not!!!! LOL!! I can't win.
Hope all is going well for everyone.
Weather is FINALLY cooler here!!
Trina and I with some friends went to the midnight showing of "Twilight" . It was a good movie. It can't compare to the book, but it was good.
Will write later.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Dave had a great visit with his family. I am so glad he went without us. One on one is such a great thing. Weather is finally getting cooler. School is okay, Dylan has his great days, Trina is my hard one.
I just wanted to drop a quick note, that we are okay, just really busy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

To busy with life to blog

I am trying hard not to "plop" myself near the computer during the school day. So it really leaves me no time to blog.
I need to post a picture of me....I had my hair cut short and highlighted. I love it!!! I just need to find a product that works for the frizz's!!!!
Dave went to NY till Friday to see his dad (he is still very sick). We are planning to go see my Dad for a couple of days. We have so much planned this week it will be a short visit for us. We are planning to see Tennessee William's Glass Menergie at Shakespeare in the morning. Then head up to dad's for the rest of the day and spend the night. We need to be back Wednesday afternoon for Religious education and Boy Scouts. I am going to substitute for 1st grade religious education. I use to teach it, but with Mom's death, I needed a year off to regroup!!
I have been trying to be more positive with schooling, both my kids are so NEGATIVE. I am trying to plaster a smile on my face and just roll with it. I think working out is helping me achieve it. Thought not this am. We dropped dave off at the airport at 6:00am and we are not use to being up at 5 am!!! So when I asked Dylan to do his spelling and he started his complaining, I lost it. So I went and walked the dog!!!! He did it, but sloppily. I told him, if he ever did it that way again, I would make him redo it!!
Weather here is still warm.
Must go and see what subject they want to do after lunch!!
Have a blessedly happy day!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Did you do your Civil Right??

Yes, I am talking about voting. I personally don't want to know who you voted for just that you got out there and voted.
We got up bright and early and were at our poll at 7:40. Remember that Dear Florida is not the "brightest" state when it comes to voting and neither is the polling sights.
We actually witnesses a verbal fight. Then because the lines weren't visible, waited in line 20 minutes longer than we really needed to!!!! I swear that if I am not homeschooling the next election, I am going to volunteer at the polling place and run it the correct way!!!
We were home by 8:15. Not to bad.

We bought some strawberry corn at our local Publix. Here is a picture

We put them inside a paper bag and microwaved them. I did two together and put it in for 3 minutes, but it was too long. The husk of one ear burnt, so the popcorn was a little burnt tasting. I did it with only one for 1 1/2 minutes and here is what we got.

It was very tasty. The kiddos want me to buy it again.

I am also trying to get both of them to be more positive to each other and about life.
I bought a tree kit from lakeshore learning supply. Then I cut out 120 leaves and everyday we all must write a leaf something we are thankful for.
Here is a picture of it.

Dylan needs to finish his grass piece. He lost a bit of interest in it....we rented Guitar Hero 4 for the wii and that's all he wants to do.

I wrote a leaf for each of the kids and mom and dad figuring that we are all thankful for each other. Dylan has been thankful for legos, his house, life and not being poor. Katrina has been thankful for derby, her talents that God gave her. I have put the health of my children, dylan's hugs, trina's smile.
It will be fun to see what they come up with. They like trying to see the new leaves.

Hope all is going well for everyone!!