Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hooray for flushing!!

That's all I'm saying about that.

Yes, we are back in our own house with electric and running water. We went to stay with Hubby and family for a while until we could get back to our routine. It was a nice visit. The kiddos had a good time being refugees. LB was happy to go home as long as the TV was working. BB missed a couple wrestling shows because the DVR didn't record. But just like Days of our Lives, he got right back on track watching the next one that played this week. So we are all back into the groove.

It was kinda funny camping out in our own house. I totally feel for those still without power and water. I guess there are still a few in our area. And who knows how many down south who are still struggling. Lord, help us all!

So the kids had a whole week with no school. I don't think they minded. School was closed Mon-Wed and I took them out of town Thur and Fri, so they got another extra vaca. I hope the school didn't decide to do any major grading projects in those last couple of days. I hate playing catch-up with my (yes, MY) schoolwork. I only claim it because it's true. When kids go to school, so do the parents.

Well, today I will be playing catch-up on more fun things like laundry and cleaning. And of course, unpacking. I will also be thanking the good Lord above for those flushing toilets all the while I am scrubbing them. It's the little things, you know?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One quick last post for a while...

Well, here I sit with just a few minutes left on my computer battery. We have had no power or water since Sunday night at around 7pm. So I will not be on here too much till things get back in order. The power company gives a time range of any time from now till Friday to when it should come back on. On the news, they are saying maybe this time next week. Who knows! So I will be packing up the kiddos and taking off for a while. The school doesn't have power either so the kids can't go anyway. Hopefully, we can get it straight soon. Call me crazy, but I like to flush and shower. Silly me!

Later taters!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Take a pause...

Make sure you take a pause today to remember our fallen and thank those that have and are still fighting for us. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


It was a good first day for LB. We saw the room last night and we liked it. So I decided to keep the song playing the praises for good news all around. His teacher sounds very nice and very experienced. We will have to get together soon to let her in on all of the LB-isms that he has.
Hubby and I got alot done today. Our living room TV finally kicked it yesterday so we got to go on a new TV search today without interuption. It's in and ready for movie night.
BB had a good day today in school and he gets to watch his DVR'ed RAW and ECW on the new TV.
So an all in all good day! Hope we can keep this mood going!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Guess what tomorrow is?

Yes, it has been a long awaited day for LB. But at last, the day has come. The first day of school will be tomorrow. We got the call today about the final inspection. Everything is up and running and ready to go. Hubby and I can finally go out to breakfast at our favorite little local coffee shop down the road. We have been missing it for some time.
We plan on going to the school's open house tonight and taking a peek at the room. I have been hearing that it is wonderful. I certainly hope it is for waiting this long.
So don't bother trying to get ahold of me tomorrow. Hubby and I will be out of the house most of the day enjoying what WE like and there will be no stops at McDonald's or any other fast food joint. No rides on the train at the mall. And no stopping by the air-soft gun section of the sports stores. No siree! Just pure (semi) adult fun. Nice to be back in the groove!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Today we went to the grocery store. Yes, we got junk food. LB decided he wanted the BIG bag of M&M mini's. (Seems like a contradiction in there somewhere) Anyway, as soon as we came home he proceeded to eat them in his own way. Why I have never thought of this before is beyond me. It's genious!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Yellow Bus of Salvation...

As I was on my daily blog check, I came across this article on "The Imperfect Parent". What? You? Imperfect? Surely you jest! That's what you were thinking, right? Anywho, I thought this was a cute article to pass along to those parents out there who also enjoy the first day of school. And don't worry, Grandma. The whole happy dance and/or cartwheels on the front lawn is not a reflection of dislike to the kids. We still love them dearly and wouldn't trade them for the world. (don't cry) :)

Click here for the article.

Something cute to wake up to...

Courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

School week #2

Well, school is going well for BB so far. He doesn't detest it yet. He is adjusting to the amount of class changing this year. This is the first year where you not only change every class, but your whole class doesn't go with you. So he is becoming more socially noticed by everyone else in the school. Not just the same kids everywhere. He says that it makes the day go by fast because of all the changing. He has 7 periods now instead of last years' 4. This means that there are more notebooks and stuff to carry along with him. Thank goodness for the sales with the nickel-priced notebooks! I just hope that we can keep all of this organized all year long! It is always fun to see at the end of the year, assignments that were due stuffed into folders and binder pockets all mashed up and hidden. No wonder his grades weren't what I expected. hmmmm....
It also has been week #2 for LB. Week #2 of NO school still. I just realized today that we never see any parents around here who put up a real fight. It seems like everyone is easy-going and just goes along with the ride. Whatever is put in there path, they accept and keep moving. This just wouldn't fly in our previous home area. When we were in the northern VA area, there were so many schools afraid of being sued for not protecting the rights of the child and/or parents. There were advocate groups willing to go and fight tooth and nail for services. And irate parents battling the school systems. I don't know how many copies of "parental rights" we got over the years. They could have saved many a forest if they didn't give them out at every single IEP (Individual Education Plan/Program) meeting. Anyway, I know Mom of DDG, I shouldn't have moved. I just need to rant a bit.
I called the admin office today to see how progress is going and was told they would have to call me back. Hope I hear something soon. I'll keep you all posted when I'm posted. LB hasn't been weepy anymore like the first day. But I know he needs to get out there and be social and learn a few things. The letter the board sent me said that "due to circumstances beyond the control of the district...". I just caught that today. Hopefully it really isn't the schools fault then and maybe the construction company was causing all the delay. We shall see. Anyway, it sure would be nice to go to the store without being coerced into extra purchases. Oh, and a shower during the daytime? Oh heaven! Being able to vacuum without any complaints. Nice. Going to the mall! Good grief! C'mon school! It's not fair-ah!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Attn: Quilters!

I have posted the September block of the month on "Mel's Quilting Spot" for those of you who are quilting along with me. Hope you enjoy!