Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Reflecting

"When life's problems seem overwhelming,
look around and see what other people
are coping with. You may consider
yourself fortunate."
- Ann Landers

(This quote is a little hard to swallow when you have been wronged, but still a very important to try and apply to your life)

"Long-range goals keep you from being
frustrated by short-term failures."
- James Cash Penney

(This quote is hard when your long term goal has been changed and your not sure of direction, but keep your mind on the main goal, which is everyday living.)

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is
to be continually fearing you will make one."
- Elbert Hubbard

(And worrying about what others think and putting others before you when it's not necessary)

"Remember there's no such thing as a small
act of kindness. Every act creates
a ripple with no logical end."
- Scott Adams

(I wish I could say this helps at the moment, but don't. Still need to keep in mind)

"There is more hunger for love and
appreciation in this world than for bread."
- Mother Teresa

(I wish others felt this way! Most people just like fussing about everything and cutting others down)

"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful
form of love. In return, you will receive
untold peace and happiness."
- Dr. Robert Muller

(Forgiveness is probably the hardest thing to do, but is one of the most important!)

"The greatest things ever done on Earth
have been done little by little."
- William Jennings Bryan

(Just starting over is hard. I guess doing it little by little will help me get back on track.)

NO, This reflecting has nothing to do with Dan and I. I may explain later.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 29, 2008


"You are a living magnet. What you attract
into your life is in harmony with
your dominant thoughts."
- Brian Tracy

"What lies behind us, and what lies before
us are small matters compared
to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never give up, never, never give up."
- Winston Churchill

These are the 3 quotes that seem to sum me up today.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blog Things

I found this over at storyteller's. I find these blogs things kind of fun and cute. I guess you can say this one is me, but I wouldn't say I'm always the ROCK.
I was going to add more of "things kids say", but because of somethings that happened today I'm not going to add it right now.
Have a Blessed day!

You Are an "A-OK"

Your life philosophy can be summed up as, "Whatever will be, will be."

Your greatest wish is to live each day a little better than the next.

You are naturally calm and stable. Some people would call you a rock.

You feel one with the world. You are a spiritual person, though no one who knows you would guess it.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Blog Things & Some things kids say

I found this over at June Bug's and thought it was neat. I only agree with the 1st 1/2, but still had fun doing it.
Your Blogging Type is Kind and Harmonious
You're an approachable blogger who tends to have many online friends.
People new to your blogging circle know they can count on you for support.
You tend to mediate fighting and drama. You set a cooperative tone.
You have a great eye for design - and your blog tends to be the best looking on the block!

Some things kids say:
I have always heard, write down all the cute things your kids say when they are little because you will forget them when you get older. I would try to keep a note book and write down things that my kids would say or do, but some where down the line I have lost the notebooks. (SIGH) But no worries! I found the wonderful world of blogging and I can keep up with the things my kids say and do in cyberland! (Even my great nephews)
Here a few cute things they have said or done over the past years:

1) Caleb: (Great Nephew -age 6) We are at JB's baseball game and Caleb needs to go to the bath room. He tells me he is a big boy and can go by himself. I tell him, that's fine and I'll be stand right over there. He comes out of the bathroom and does not see me at 1st glance (he looked straight not even in my direction) and starts crying. This lady near by ask him what's wrong, he tells her that he can't find his grandmother. I walk over and say, I'm right here. (he stops crying) The lady ask if I'm his grandmother? I said no!, I'm his great aunt. He starts crying again and said, I have always thought you was my grandmother! I giggle a little and tell him I'm his great aunt and explain to him briefly and he's fine. On the way home he said, I still thought you was my grandmother, but since I'm you great nephew and you are my great aunt that makes us both great! I Like that, he said.

2) JB (my middle child- 14 in Dec.) He has said a lot of cute things over the years. Once he told me that I was his girlfriend and he was going to marry me. (He even sent me a cute video last year) Now, that he is getting older he is starting to loose that, but I have it wrote here and the video to prove it! Now having said all that to get to this week. (Let me explain a little 1st) JB started public school this year, 7th grade. One of the little boys from church had transferred to the city school also. So, this made them both comfortable because at least they knew each other. At lunch they always sit together. (They both have made other friends since, but still hang pretty tight) A few weeks ago this other boy didn't come to school. So, at lunch Josh was sitting at his assigned table all by himself. This 8th grade little walked up to JB and asked him if he was missing KH. Playing around and not really knowing what to say, JB said, yes. She asked him if she could sit with him to keep him company. He told her yes. After a few minutes she got in trouble because that wasn't her table. For the last few weeks if her and JB pass in the hall she would ask him to hold her book for a minute. (She was always looking for excuses) Fast forward to this week. JB's games are on Tues nights and his jersey number is 35. Wed he came home all excited in a nervous way and said, momma I have a problem! I thought that some of those boys had been trying to start with him again, so before he could finish I said, I will go to the principal in the morning about those boys! JB said, no momma it's not the boys this time! I said, okay what's wrong. He asked me if I remembered the little girl and I replied, yes. He said, well she had my jersey number wrote on her hand today and all over her note book! What am I going to do?!? I wanted so bad to laugh, but I didn't. I just told him to be a friend and tell her that's all you want to be. He sighed real big and said, GOOD!, she almost made my heart jump out of my chest!

I will share more later. Hope you have a wonderful week end!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

An Award, a meme and Blog things

storyteller gave me a new award she created.

I want to thank her so very much for always making me smile, encouraging me and always being a friend.
I don't have to the big head, but I do think that award fits me because I do stand out. Not that I'm something special, but because I'm different than most and love being who I am.

Storyteller also had "What Season Are You?" from blog things. Since I like doing these sometimes and was curious if my favorite season matches this.
Here is goes....

You Belong in Spring

Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...

You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.

Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!

Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...(True 90% of the time) To me I'm a Fall person. I love the change of the trees. They are so colorful and beautiful. Plus, I love fall colors and when you color code me to see what colors look best on me, they are Fall colors. Plus, I was born in the Fall.

Here's meme #1:
1. What different blog formats have you used (i.e. Blogger, Live Journal, Word Press, your own HTML, etc.? I have only used Blogger. Which did you like the best? Don't know much about the others.
2. How did you get into blogging? When we started homeschooling 4 years ago I found a home school board (TDJ) and I heard of ladies talking about blogging. After checking a few blogs I started my own after a while. How long have you had a blog? Wednesday, March 29, 2006
3. Why do you blog? I 1st started to keep a journal of my kids. I still do, but have meet some wonderful friends along the way.
4. Do you have theme blog (i.e. crafting, cooking, deployment, pregnancy, etc.) or is it all in one? Not this one. But I have 2 other blogs. One is school stuff and the other is my bible studies. (Which I'm behind on at this time due to taking care of my mom and being super busy.)
5. Do you let it all hang out on your blog, or do you keep it light? I'm just me.
6. What is your favorite thing about your blog? Meeting new people, being able to escape for a bit and when I have a problem I don't have to keep it bottled up, even if I leave it in draft. What has it given you? Wonderful people from all over.

Here's meme #2:
'Six Quirky Things' about me...
1. I like chocolate covered coffee beans
2. I like plain chips with mustard
3. Even though I come across really friendly it takes me a while to warm up to people in real life. I connect better with kids.
4. I don't like shopping.
5. I like eating lemon juice on crackers.
6. I have always been a person if you tell me I can't I would do it anyways. I find myself doing less of that the older I get, except studying. I love to learn new things.

I'm not passing along the award because I didn't ask storyteller's permission. I am how ever passing the memes and "What Season Are You?" from blog things. Look forward to your answers.
Hope you have a happy!!!!

Inspirational quotes & a poem

(May have to click on image to be able to read quote)

"What we think or what we know or what we
believe is, in the end, of little consequence.
The only consequence is what we do."
- John Ruskin

Music washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview
of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein

"Let no feeling of discouragement prey
upon you, and in the end you
are sure to succeed."
- Abraham Lincoln

"One important key to success is
self-confidence. An important key to
self-confidence is preparation."
- Arthur Ashe

"And in the end it's not the years in your life
that count. It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln

"It has been my philosophy of life that
difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
- Isaac Asimov

The Don't Quit Poem
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

I Jinxed myself!!!!!

I could kick myself in the hind end!!!! My computer screen went black and no matter what I did I couldn't get it fixed. So, smart me re- installed my operating system. What does that mean beside I'm a butt head. I deleted all my files, pictures and everything else! all I needed was a new computer screen. DUH! So, I will not be able to up load all my files I had saved on my computer. I will have to reset this computer to my liking and I will have to get use to this BIG monitor. ( I'm talking the old!!!!)
So, I guess you can tell that I'm no computer genius. Just know enough to be dangerous and my new name is BUTT HEAD!
This screen is soo big I can't even hit my head on the desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you say DORK? I sure can! LOL!
OH NO! I deleted my book!!!!!!! I was almost done.

Late Fun Monday

I know I signed up late, but I have been missing Fun Monday. It will be late this afternoon before I can get to most, but I'll do my best.
Heather is our hostess this week and she wants to know who your favorite team sports is. Here's what she had to say...
The topic: Sports. More specifically, the sports team that you are rabid about. Maybe you love the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe you never miss a Cincinnati Reds game. Perhaps you follow every goal of the Fighting Illini Water Polo team. Or maybe nobody can tear you away from a Manchester United game. I want to hear about whatever sports team(s) that make you cry tears of joy when they win and tears of sorrow when they lose.
And on the flip side, I also want to hear about the teams you love to hate and why you hate them so much. You know what I mean. Like when you meet a new friend who is really cool and fun, and then you find out they root for your most hated rival team and you actually consider for a moment that you can't be friends anymore. Those teams.
That's it. And if you don't like any sports at all, I don't know what to say to you. Tell us something else you are impassioned about.

When I was growing up I was my momma's hyper child! I had to be so busy that I tried all kind of sports till I found the one that fit me. I played on a all boy's baseball team (we didn't have any girl's baseball or softball back then here), I played basket ball, and finally tried out for Cross Country and loved it. Even thou I don't keep up with cross country much any more that happens to be my favorite sport.
As far as now, I like watching my kids play in sports. I rather watch them play baseball than football, but no matter what they are involved in, mom is there.
I don't have any pictures of JB playing baseball or football, but hopefully soon I will.
As far as local teams, I support our local school because that is where Jb goes and where I went to school. The Pontotoc Warriors! As far as our local college team I support the Ole Miss Rebels! My little brother went to school there and my family just has always supported them. Dan, the kids and I have several candles with Ole Miss on it.

Ps. I almost forgot. We are at the city school, but we have 2 county schools. I have several niece and nephews at South Pontotoc. I have 2 nephews that play football there. I also have a bother in law at North Pontotoc Vikings. He is on the Special Olympics team.

Hope you all have a Wonderful week!

Blog Things!

I found this over at Small Reflections and thought ohboy! I like doing these things every once in a while.

You Are the Guru

You are a naturally good counselor. You are inspiring, encouraging, and compassionate.

You are eager to help everyone who crosses your path, even those who don't want to be helped.

You are a natural healer. People feel at peace when they are with you.

You are so good for people, in fact, that they go through withdrawal once you're gone.

You quietly do your own thing, without openly resisting. You secretly try to fix every problem.

Your biggest regret is not being able to help as many people as you'd like.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Creative week for KB

Some weeks my mom has good days and some weeks not so good. This week happens to be the not so good. When mom is not having such a good week I have to be there more during the day. This week I have been getting home after 1 PM. With KB having dyslexia she is not able to do a lot of her work by herself. Sometimes she will listen to Rocker Dude, sometimes not. So, this week I would show her the night before what to do while I'm not here. She is working on taking pictures and videos along with her other school work. While I wasn't here she had fun making things and taking pictures of what she did. She also would spell her spelling words with the play dough we made. She didn't take any pictures of her spelling words, but here a few pictures of some of the the things that my Great Nephew "No No" and KB made.
I haven't had time to upload the videos to You Tube yet, but I think she did a very good job.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I got it fixed

I was able to put the other blog here in the listings instead of where it was. It may take a little longer getting all the files transferred because now I need to transfer what is on that blog and my PDF files.
You can check out my home school resources in my profile. The name of my blog is...
Kate's Homeschool

BLOGGER is getting on my LEFT NERVE!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I have a new blog just for home school

This new blog is what this blog was 1st intended for, but I met new friends. Which I'm so thankful for! The purpose of this other blog is to put all my home school files and worksheets on, just in case my computer crashes and give me more room.Plus, this gives me an opportunity to share with other homeschoolers that may can use them. Plus, if any one would like to share some of theirs with me, that will be great also.
So, I may not be able to on this blog for a few days while I transfer some of these files and worksheets. It is not as easy as I would of hoped for. Plus, with my already busy schedule it makes my time a little bit tighter than it already is.
So, bare with me while I do this. You are welcome to use anything on there that will help you. Also, if you would like to share anything that will help me with our homeschooling, I would be so ever thankful. You can give me a link or email it.
Thank you! Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL and WONDERFUL week! :)
PS. I know that are some of my friends that don't home school or are teaches or retired teaches. If any of you would like to check out or add anything to this new blog, feel free.
Once I have transferred all my files, I wont have to spend so much time over there because it wont take as long to go grab something off or check and see if anyone shared.
PS>#2- This will still be my main blog!

Monday, September 15, 2008

My tattoo

I was ask to tell about my tattoo the other day so, I guess I will tell the story. So, here's my story and I'm sticking to it! Word of warning: Not the happiest of post, but it's okay because it's all behind me. This part of my life has made me the better person I am today.

My tattoo is a heart with wings, but the picture above is not mine, just similar. Matter fact this one is better. Mine also has AL inside it. (I tried to take picture of mine, but it is hard taking a picture of your upper chest!) So, on with my story...

My life before Dan or the kids I was married to a man named AL. (He put the word ASS in Jackass!) He was very abusive! Right after we got married he came home one night and said we were moving to California. We were in such a hurry I barely had time to tell my mom I was leaving or pack. I was sort of excited and scared all at the same time. While we were there, there was a man who was doing tattoos just above our apartment. I had always wanted a tattoo of a heart with wings, so I ask him to do me one. Just when he was done Al told him to put his name in the middle of my tattoo. I didn't won’t his name in my tattoo, but wasn't going to argue. Not only was I not happy with Al's name inside my tattoo, but I didn't like how the tattoo turned out. I have been telling Dan for the last 17 years I want the tattoo re-done and Al's name colored over or whatever they could do. Yes, I could die with this tattoo, but I refuse to die with that man's name on my chest.
If I had it to do all over I would have not had the tattoo done, but would have went to a professional. So, hopefully one of these days I will get my tattoo re-done.
Now, you have the short version of my long story and a glimpse into my book. (Shhhh!)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Your Life Path Number is 8

Your Life Path Number is 8
Your purpose in life is to help others succeed

You are both a natural leader and a natural success. You are also a great judge of character.
You have a head for business and finance. You know how to make money.
A great visionary, you can see gold where other people see nothing.

In love, you are very generous - with gifts, time, and guidance.

You love to inspire people, but it can be frustrating when they don't understand your vision.
Great success comes easily for you. But so does great failure, as you are very reckless.
You are confident, and sometimes this confidence borders on arrogance.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Random questions and a stolen meme

I found these random questions over at storyteller's.

1. Thinker or doer? Both

2. Have you ever performed in public (like music, dance, singing, speeches, etc)? Yes, I have gave speeches through boy scouts and church, I sing at church and also do drama. Did you like it? I rather do drama.

3. Do you have any tattoos? yes Do you want one? I want this one redone. (long story)

4. What is your favorite museum? Mud Island. I haven't had the pleasure to go to as many as I would like.

5. Are you good at keeping secrets? Yes Does it make you uncomfortable to be asked to keep a secret? Sometimes. It just depends how bad it is.

6. Can you play any musical instruments? I use to play the trumpet, but kept ulcers, so had to give up playing. What do you wish you knew how to play? Drums (I have never been able to read music, I play by ear. When I was in band I was told I could never be 1st chair even thou I played very good, but because I couldn't read music.)

7. Whose voice do you find soothing? My moms and kids Irritating? my brother in laws wife! (long story)

8. Do you sleep on the left or the right? right

9. Other people's biggest misconception about me is ... I don't know. I have always been told I'm easy to read.

10.Do you have any one's autograph? Yes. I have one of our President and mayor because of great community service recognitions in boy scouts. I also have one of a couple that use to have a local show, but her husband passed away and now she is getting too old, so no more show.

Here is a stolen meme from SabrinaT and it's all about your mate. Dan is my mate.

1. Sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Football, but he will watch about anything.

2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Depends on his mood. Either Ranch or 1,000 Island

3. What’s one food he doesn’t like? Raw cucumbers or raw bell pepper.

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order? We don't do bars, but if he did it would be a bud light or gin and coke.

5. Where did he go to high school? South Pontotoc (County school of Pontotoc, MS)

6. What size shoe does he wear? 11

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? He collects hunting magazines, arrow heads and old coins.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Pineapple with mayo.

9. What would he eat every day if he could? Steak

10. What is his favorite cereal? He don't really care for cereal, but I would have to say frosted mini wheats.

11. What would he never wear? Socks with sandals

12. What is his favorite sports team? USC & Ole Miss (Foot Ball)

13. Who will he vote for? He has not decided

14. Who is his best friend? Big David

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do? Talk too much

16. How many states has he lived in? 1 (MS)

17. What is his heritage? Native American, Scottish, German and Indian.

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake? Strawberry Short cake

19. Did he play sports in high school? Football

20. What could he spend hours doing? Fishing and Hunting
If you wish to play be my quest. Come on and let us learn a little more about you and how well you know your mate.
I asked Dan these questions to see how many I got correct and I made a 100!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall - Birthday Song

Happy Birthday David!
Love Sissy!

A sad Remembrance and Happy Birthday!

Today is a sad day of Remembrance of 9/11, but it also is my little brother's Birthday. I remember that day so very well. I just had surgery and was laying on the couch 1/2 way watching the TV and watching my 2 kittens playing. About that time what was on TV caught my eye. I was in disbelief and ask Dan if it was real. After a few minutes we realized it was. About 9 PM that night my little brother called me and asked me why I haven't called and wished him a Happy Birthday. I felt really bad! I told him that I didn't know how to wish a Happy on a day like that, but promised I would never forget him! (I hadn't forgot him that day, just didn't know what to say)
DaDa, I'm sorry you have such a sad remembrance on your birthday, but you are what makes this day so special! Just think of it this way, millions of people from all over are celebrating your Birthday!
Sissy Kate!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Looking for answers....

And all I get is medical jumbo. Yesterday I took momma for her 4 month check up with the lung Dr. (We have had to go several times before this visit, but this one was scheduled.) The last few times we have gone they have not handed us the form that you get to take up front to pay your bill and has your diagnoses on it. I just thought at 1st it was because momma has already paid her out of pocket. I would ask questions and would get; she looks good, or she is going to die! No real answers and I was getting a little ticked! (Frustrated) Even yesterday I would ask and they would beat around the bush. They could tell I was getting ill! Even when I asked about the wheel chair they tried to blow me off about talking about it, but said they was going to order it. Okay! What kind? Is it for just going places or all the time? And a 100 more I couldn't’t get an answer for. What even makes this more frustrating is momma has a lady through her insurance that talks to us and to the Dr to make sure she gets the best care. The Dr tells her way more than us. Momma kept telling me that the lady had the Dr wanted her to get a wheel chair to reserve her air and for she can get out more. I finally called the lady myself and made her all kind of uncomfortable! I guess she told the Dr because yesterday they gave me the sheet of paper that tells what the Dr’s diagnoses is. It had Chronic Respiratory failure and COPD. So, I came home and looked up Chronic Respiratory failure on the computer. All I got was all this medical JUMBO. (The article is below along with a website, which is more medical jumbo. What I have highlighted in red is what I understand the most and is what I have heard them say before.
All I ask is for the Dr to be a little more honest and explain to the family on their level!

Respiratory failure is a syndrome in which the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions: oxygenation and carbon dioxide elimination. In practice, respiratory failure is defined as a PaO2 value of less than 60 mm Hg while breathing air or a PaCO2 of more than 50 mm Hg. Furthermore, respiratory failure may be acute or chronic. While acute respiratory failure is characterized by life-threatening derangements in arterial blood gases and acid-base status, the manifestations of chronic respiratory failure are less dramatic and may not be as readily apparent.
Classification of respiratory failure
Respiratory failure may be classified as hypoxemic or hypercapnic and may be either acute or chronic.
Hypoxemic respiratory failure (type I) is characterized by a PaO2 of less than 60 mm Hg with a normal or low PaCO2. This is the most common form of respiratory failure, and it can be associated with virtually all acute diseases of the lung, which generally involve fluid filling or collapse of alveolar units. Some examples of type I respiratory failures are cardiogenic or noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and pulmonary hemorrhage.
1st link
2nd link
Respiratory failure occurs when the respiratory system fails in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination. Respiratory failure may be:1
Hypoxaemic respiratory failure (type I): PaO2 is less than 60 mmHg (8kPa) with a normal or low PaCO2. This is caused by ventilation-perfusion mismatch with either/both:
Under-ventilated alveoli (e.g. pulmonary oedema, pneumonia or acute asthma).
Venous blood bypasses ventilated alveoli (e.g. right to left cardiac shunts). Hyperventilation increases CO2 removal but does not increase oxygenation as blood leaving unaffected alveoli is almost fully saturated.
Hypercapnic respiratory failure (type II): PaCO2 is more than 50 mmHg (6.5kPa) and indicates inadequate alveolar ventilation. Any ventilation-perfusion mismatch will affect PaO2 and therefore hypoxaemia is also common.
Okay, if I have any medical people out there that can help explain this, I would be so ever grateful! Then again, I may already now and just not wanting to see.
What you think? I still think that Drs should be a little more honest and help the family understand what they are dealing with.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Definition: bully -A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.

My son JB has had his 1st encounter with a bully at school. Dan and I have known about it because he tells us almost everything. Well, I told JB he needed to go to his coach or principal about this or I would. Dan said, no! He said, for JB to wait till he had enough then let the boy have it then we would go from there. I didn't agree, but stayed back. Well, Friday this little boy pushed JB's wrong button and JB swung on him. When JB tapped him on the head, then the boy started to leave, but JB knew in his heart that he needed to get his point across. He grabbed the boy's backpack when he tried to leave and hit him a few more times. When he let go the boy walked out, but came back in swinging. JB and this little boy passed a few more licks then separated. ABout the time the boy left out of the locker room, the coach walked in, and then JB ran home. When he got home he told me all about it. I didn't get onto him, but told him that when or if he got a paddling Monday to have the coach call me. I knew JB hit 1st and I know what he done was wrong, but I wanted to make sure the other boy got punished also. I waited by the phone all day Monday, but never got a call. When JB got home he told me that the whole football team had to do a lot of push ups and then coach called him and the other boy off to the side to talk. The coach asked JB 1st what had happen and JB told him the whole truth. JB said that he told the coach that I had gave him permission to tell most of what the boy said, then processed to tell what had happened to lead up to the fight. After JB was done telling his side of the story the coach ask the other boy. The other boy just said that JB has been trying to start a fight with him since he started school, but wouldn’t give a reason. This did not satisfy the coach because he couldn’t give a reason for JB wanting to fight him, but JB had gave him the reason of why he had wanted to. After the coach raising his voice a few times asking the boy, why, the boy broke and said JB was telling the truth. Coach told the boys that the reason he had made them all do a lot of push ups was because the other boys knew that this bullying was going on and didn’t report it. He told JB to come tell him next time and let him handle it and made the boy go to the next locker room. So, I guess in a way that Dan knew what he was talking about. Get the boy’s attention and let him know that he wasn’t going to let him push him around and he wasn’t tattle tale. I’m glad all this is over and hopefully there will be no more bullying. Dan and I told JB that he better not go around thinking fighting was the answer, but we felt he handle this correctly and was pleased on how the coach handled it also.

Monday, September 08, 2008

A time for encouragement

Jettie has a friend going through a hard time. I came across this poem and wanted to share with him and her to let them know that they are not alone. Go ahead over at Jettie's and give her and her friend a up lifting word and/or hug!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Fun Fridays

Last year we started Fun Fridays. What are Fun Fridays you ask? Well, after studying all week we do little test to make sure the kids understand what we have learnt then do fun grafts, science projects and other fun stuff. The other day I found a fun recipe over at Dawn's and thought it would so cool to do for this Friday.
Here's a the recipe:
Kool-Aid Playdough
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil to the water, then pour into the dry ingredients. Stir well, kneading until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge when not being played with.

We made Blue; blue berry, Red; cherry, Green, lemon lime. We are going to make Yellow; lemon and Orange; orange tomorrow.
Thanks Dawn we had a blast!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

A little Blogger survey and award!

I found this little survey over at Small Reflections and thought is was a cool idea. To go with this little survey she so graciously gave the award below. I'm going to do the same as she did; offer it to whoever does the survey.
Hope you have fun and enjoy!

1. How many blogs do you comment on each week? I have about 25- 30 I try to visit regular
2. Do you comment on the same blogs routinely? yes
3. Do you comment just to comment are do you comment with the expectations that the blog owner will visit your blog as well? I comment if I have something to say or offer encouragement.
4. How would you like the blog owner to respond to your comment, if at all? Sometimes my comments don't need answering. If the blog owner wants to they can and if they don't, that's okay also.
5. How many comments would you say you got (on average) in your last 5 posts? 11 or less
6. Do you respond to your comments? if they need answering or response to.
7. How do you respond, within that post or via email or some other way? Sometimes both, just depends.
8. [If you don't respond to comments] Why not? mmmmmm, if I don't know how to respond then I don't.

So, go ahead have fun and take the survey! If you choose to do it at your blog feel welcome to take the award and let me know so I may come visit.

To make it easy on you here are the questions w/out answers:
1. How many blogs do you comment on each week?
2. Do you comment on the same blogs routinely?
3. Do you comment just to comment are do you comment with the expectations that the blog owner will visit your blog as well?
4. How would you like the blog owner to respond to your comment, if at all?
5. How many comments would you say you got (on average) in your last 5 posts?
6. Do you respond to your comments?
7. How do you respond, within that post or via email or some other way?
8. [If you don't respond to comments] Why not?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

We started school this week.

We haven't worked out all the kinks yet, but the last 2 days were pretty good. At the 1st of each month Rocker Dude is having to help KB while I take momma to the Dr and pay our bills on the 3rd. Other than that I think we will be okay. I will find out how good it works tomorrow since it will my 1st full day with the kids. Well, not a full day as some may think. Here is what my schedule will be looking like... I get up at 5:30 AM fix breakfast and get Dan off to work by 6:30 AM, then I wake JB up and drop him off at school by 15 till 8 AM. After I take him to school I go to momma's and give her a bath and whatever else she needs. About 11 or 12 I go to the house and start our day of schooling. While I'm at my mom's Rocker Dude and KB take a bath, eat and do their chores for the day. When I get home we will do school from about 11 or 12 till 4.
I had tried staying here till about 12 noon then going over momma's, but that just made my day longer, so I'm really hoping this works out. I have a feeling it will.
Today, I had to take KB back to the Dr because she still was running a fever and has ulcers all in her mouth. He said she was well on her way to recovery from everything else that had to do with the virus, ear infection, throat infection and sinus infection. He said it would take another 3 weeks or so to get over the ulcers in the mouth. He gave her something to deaden her mouth for she can eat and drink more. He told her if she didn't start drinking she would land up in the hospital with IVs. She had been drinking pretty good until today. The medicine seems to be helping so far.