Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out with a Bang....

Well, maybe not quite a bang. How bout out with a lousy upper respiratory infection, or something of the sort. I knew yesterday that I should have gone to the Doctor for some medicine, but I didn't, so now I have to suffer through with whatever over the counter stuff I can manage to find that will half way alleviate some of the symptoms. BLAH!! I have so much I want to do, and need to do, but I hardly doubt that I will be getting any of it done. The furthest I've gone today is to take a shower, which helped a little. Ate some breakfast, then I've been basically glued to the couch. Nothing better to do. Don't feel like it. So, lets end 2011 on this blah note.
Hopefully it will be better in 2012. Although 2011 was pretty good. I mean we did buy a house you know. ;-) Anyhow. Let's just get to it. Y'ALL have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love everyone. See you soon!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas is Done

I'm so thankful that Christmas is done. I love Christmas, but working retail at Christmas is starting to take its toll. I hate how commercialized it has become. I hate how people act when they wait too long to buy their gifts and what they wanted it now out of stock. It's all nuts. We did Christmas on a smaller scale this year. Anna did still get one larger expensive gift, but overall, Christmas was small and I rather enjoyed it. Smaller is better sometimes. We also didn't have to go crazy spending the money with others. I will likely continue to keep it small. Emphasizing the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus Birthday.

In the same token, I've about had it with my job...period. I don't want to be in charge of so much anymore. I want to go in and work and go home. I want to be able to spend more time with my daughter and concentrate on her schooling. I'm just not quite sure how to go about this and still bring home the money I need to make ends meet in our house. Something, somewhere has got to give. I'm just not sure what or where or how, but something.

As for school, I know we homeschool so we can do things at our own pace, but right now I feel so far behind. I feel like we aren't doing enough to actually call it schooling. We've basically had the entire month of December off, except for about 2-3 days. Things have just been so hectic. Not sure what to do there either, but it is related to work again, so I guess that has to give a bit. We also need a slight change of curriculum, but the one I want to try is costly. I'll have to pray about that one. I'm thinking the change will help us to complete more schooling though.

Well, I guess that's about it for now. So thankful that the holiday is over and that things are starting to get back to normal. But also extremely tired and stressed out over things. Anyhow. I do hope that all of you have a VERY good New Year. I doubt that I will be posting again before then, so there you have it. Take care.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Anna Funny

I'm watching TV with Anna and she sees a commercial for a certain type of dog food. She said we could buy that for Wall-e. I said "no, cause its e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e!" She turned around right back and said "S-a-v-e m-o-n-e-y!" (Yes, we spelled out the words. She was pretty quick with her response!! LOL!!)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This and That

Wow!! Its November 13th already. I'm not sure where the time has gone. Here is a little bit of randomness for you all to ponder.

Christmas decorations are up. We put up the tree and outside lights yesterday. It looks fun at our house right now. I love Christmas time. Lights are oh so pretty and we really need to leave that tree up all year. I love to look at the memories on our tree. Oh and apparently us hanging Christmas lights outside yesterday made my neighbors want to hang lights this year. Their kids are really all grown, or pretty close. Their youngest is in school at a local college, so they really haven't put anything up, but with us having a "little one" (Sh! Don't tell her I put that) they are probably going to put theirs up too. A little more Christmas spirit to go around.

We have a new manager at the store I work at. He is nice as a person, but absolutely LOUSY as a manager. He has no interest in learning what he needs to know behind the scenes of working or operating the store. All he cares about is customer service and sales number, which are all fine and dandy, BUT, having a store manager not know the inner workings of the company and how to do the daily and weekly paperwork is NOT a good thing. There are two of us there that know more than he does and he is not interested in learning. Sigh! I'm really trying to get along with him, but its trying my patience a whole lot.

Anna's birthday was a huge success. She said it was, "the BEST birthday I ever had!" I am very glad she enjoyed it. Total cost including the gifts we gave her, about $35. I usually spend that on just her cake. I am so glad she enjoyed it. We are thinking of a smaller party next year. We'll see how that goes.

As for Anna, she is doing good too. The PDD diagnosis this year was a shock, but it explains so much. She is behind her peers emotionally and developmentally. She may always be somewhat behind. I have come to understand that she will always understand things different from other kids and not always fully comprehend everything. It only scratches the surface for her. She doesn't see anything beyond what you actually say. If you say its "raining cats and dogs," she will probably always be looking outside for them. Everything in her world is very literal. If I could get everyone to understand that, life would be easier, but it will never be that way. She also copies and says things that she hears others say, even if the timing is not right. She copies me a LOT!! She doesn't always use the words in the correct context though. The word she says a lot right now out of context is "seriously!" LOL! Yes, its cause I say it alot, but her context timing of using it is almost always off. What can I say. She also still does not like loud shrill nosies, but is fine with doing it herself. Again, its the PDD and the sensory part of it. I get it. Most people don't. SIGH!! I guess I'm just rambling now trying to get people to understand my girl. None of this really matters in the long run of things. She will always be my girl and I will always be there to love and care for her. As long or short as I get. She is our gift from God!!

I guess that's all for now. I hope you all have a great week and enjoy next week with your families for Thanksgiving. Take care and I will talk to you all later.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Things to think about...

If you don't like what I have to say, I don't really care...I have lots going through my brain and I have to figure out how to get all the info out without offending someone, so on my blog it goes.

A. I am trying to figure out what to do about our homeschool group. Anna likes being with other kids, but (and this is a huge but) the group we are currently in is overwhelmingly huge! I mean it has over 300 people there every week. I like a fair sized group, but would rather there be around 100 people at the most. It feels very impersonal to me now. So my thoughts on this are to start a weekly play type group of my own, which is very difficult for me to do considering my current workload of school and homeschool. My other thought is to join another group that already exists or maybe up my participation in another group I am in and see if we can't meet a little more often. Sigh, see, lots of info going through my head. Like I said, Anna likes being there, so I really am not sure where to go with this.

B. We are planning a very simple sweet party for Anna's tenth and I feel like we are letting her down, since we have done a few larger parties already. The thing is, with the house we just got there were some expenses with moving and we have not recovered from that yet. My goal is for her to get to play in the park with her friends and have cupcakes and juice, but that depends on the weather. I REALLY would love to have a simple party at the house, but I just don't know if I can handle everyone in our small house. (I love everyone, I really do, but that is a LOT of people in one small space.) Praying that the weather cooperates so we can do the park thing. LOL!!

C. Since we are on such a tight budget right now, we will not be able to spring for the gift for Anna that we were going to get her for Christmas, so now we must keep our eyes peeled for for something that she will like really well that is reasonably priced. We will see what happens there. Its not that we needed the bigger thing, but it would have been nice to get it. She doesn't need it though. It was more of a luxury than a necessity. We will have to see what becomes of that. We do need to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, so maybe this is a good year to learn that part really well.

D. I no longer have the luxury of an iPhone. My phone bit the dust and again with the budget thing, we can not replace it and of course we had no insurance on it, sooooo. I am using a regular old rinky phone. Maybe we can save some money on the data plan, since I won't be using anything. Who knows. I have grown accustomed to a smart phone and have used it every day since getting it, even on the day of my surgery, when I mostly slept. LOL! Who knows, but maybe it'll help me concentrate more on what is most important.

E. I think that's all for now. Its a lot for me to think on, but it'll be alright. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas for us/me. I might could use the advice right now. Thanks and please don't take offense to anything I said. I just had to express myself.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Settling In

We have now been in our house 3 weeks and we are pretty much settled in. Things are looking like they should and we have everything put away for the most part. (Minus the 6-10 boxes I threw in a closet and shut the door on.) We even have half a routine back. Anna and I are fully into school and working as hard as we can. Jeremy is still working daytime and with the exception of Sunday, when I am off and Monday when I work a 10 hour day, I am back to afternoon/evening work. We have officially broken in the house too. Friday night the dog threw up on the brand new carpet and Friday afternoon I broke a toilet, so yeah, it is officially our house. We have even met some of the new neighbors and Anna has bought ice cream from the ice cream truck once. (Would have been twice, but whoever did it the second time never stopped. He wasn't even looking for kids. Very sad little girl on my hands.) All in all, its not too bad. We are happy and scared still, but we love it. I will still try and get those pictures I promised posted. Especially Anna's room. It's way cute in pink.

Now, we have the holidays to look forward to. My birthday is next week, followed by Anna's two weeks later, then Christmas. I am ready for the holidays to come so we can get our new house initiated for our long Christmas!! Take care all and be sure to check back for updates.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2 days...

We have 2 days, yes count em, 2 days until we close on our new house. To say I am excited is an understatement. I am thrilled to death. We will finally have our OWN house once again. I am so ready for this move. Now, we need some volunteers. Anyone up for a cleaning party Thursday afternoon to evening? How about moving small boxes and putting away as many basics as possible Friday? Not that, well how about moving the big furniture and appliances Saturday morning? If nothing else, just stop by and say hi. Have a look around, before we fill the new house with family love, including carpet stains and dirt. LOL!! So ready for this week to be done. Ready to be in the new house. Ready for the move to be complete. Ready for chaos to be over. Wanna join me?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

House Found

We have found a house and we will close on September 22. We are really happy and nervous all at the same time. Everything is working out smoothly. It has been great. We are still negotiating a few things, but hopefully that will all be done by end of next week.

I still haven't started packing, but we HAVE started school for this year. (Yeah, I know. Bad timing, LOL!!) We are moving along though. Anna and I are enjoying it, even though we've only done 3 days. Tomorrow we go on our first field trip of the school year to an old fashioned ice cream shop. We are going to learn about the history of ice cream and then enjoy a treat. How fun is that?! We start our weekly homeschool group next week. Anna is excited about that. She is taking Body Systems and ballet. Yes, ballet again!! LOL! She likes it. I let her because she has fun in there.

Oh and to add to our fun in life, my mom is moving about a week and a half before me. It was supposed to be after, but it will be before. By the 15th, so life is definitely interesting. Just thought I would update. Pictures of the house will be up when we get moved in. Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

House Hunting Update

We have looked and looked and looked at more houses. We have seen so many. Some are great and some not so great. We found 2-3 we really liked. We placed an offer on one, but the counter they sent back left us with nothing we could do but throw in the towel on that house, so we did and placed an offer on another house today. I'm excited about this house. I think it is beautiful. I am very guarded about the whole thing. We are trying not to be too over the top, but it is fun and nerve wrecking all at the same time. I'm hoping we have a counter back on this one tomorrow morning so that we can decide how to counter back tomorrow afternoon, if the need arises. See, what did I say...exciting!! As soon as we find THE house and get the keys, there will be a post showing the pictures.

School has not started yet for us. It look like we will be getting in 3-4 days a week of school to start for now. There will also be one day that we are with a homeschool group, so that will be field trips and P.E. (ballet-this semester) and great learning about body systems. Those are the classes Anna is taking this semester. I am for sure doing this semester, but I will have to re-evaluate next semester and see what happens.

I guess that's all for now. I am finishing off another grueling back to school season and I am plenty ready for us to have a set schedule at home and work. I'm ready for my department to be back to normal. I am also very glad that with this weekend being tax free weekend that I do not have to work. YEAH!!! I'm very glad about that. Take care all.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Change is Brewing

Well, we are at it again. CHANGE! I like some changes and others I do not. Our new change that is coming is...a new house for us. We are not sure when or where we will get one, but we are pre-approved for a mortgage and we are on the hunt. It may take us a while to find something suitable, or it may be quick, but we will begin viewing houses starting Monday. I am very excited about this. We will be getting enough room to have a school area in the new place. It is something that is a must. I want to have a place to do school that isn't all over my living room and kitchen. It will be great though. We are super excited.

As for school, we are getting ready to start the next school year. We will be doing 3rd grade math and 4th grade everything else. This is what we feel is best for Anna and will help her to be more successful. She is on grade level in everything else, so we do not see the need to hold her back. One of the reasons to homeschool is so she can keep going in the areas she is strong, so that is what we are doing.

Guess that's really about it as far as change. We are very excited about this prospect and as soon as we find that special place, we will let you be aware of it. More moving excitement is sure to follow shortly thereafter. LOL! Thank for all for being excited with us. We will keep you updated.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rant Time

Why is it that kids think they are entitled to anything they want, when they want it and how they want it? I am sick of this mentality. Don't get me wrong, my child is not perfect, but when she gets these urges and wants her way right then and there, she gets a full correcting right away. We do not give in to the every whim of our child and never will. It teaches them to think they are "entitled" to whatever they may want. It is very hard to work in a society like that.

Another thing that is annoying me is work ethic. It went by the wayside along with work for what you want. Things don't just get handed out on a silver platter. There are far too many people who think they can stand around yacking at each other and think they are going to earn a paycheck. What happened to hard work. I'd like to say that hard work is always rewarded, but you are listening to a hard worker who hasn't had an evaluation at work in over 3 years. Yes, I AM a very hard worker and I know it. I work to the best of my ability at everything, which is why they can't make it without me.-Remember I was out for 5 weeks earlier this took me 3 weeks when I came back to fix things right again and get us back on track. Point proven?

Another I wish would stop is the last minute parties and such. There are people on such a limited budget that buying a gift puts them in a position of milk and bread or buy a gift for my child to go to a party. A lot pick the latter and sometimes we have too, but is it so hard to plan in advance so that people on limited incomes can plan for the gift and not have to decide between basics and letting their children be normal kids. The same concept goes for homeschooling. Not everyone who homeschool their kids has a nice big six figure salary coming in. Some choose to homeschool for their kids and have to work hard to keep it up. Buying any curriculum you want doesn't always happen then. You have to buy something that is cheaper sometimes just to say you are meeting the state requirements for schooling. Along the same lines is field trips, eating out and anything else that costs money. Sometimes, or for some people, a lot of times those are luxuries. Some people do not have any extra income. Some people live from paycheck to paycheck literally. Some people are lucky to have milk for cereal in their house or a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter. Some people do not have this disposable income so to speak. Some people barely pay their bills each month and only spend $200 on groceries for the whole month, if they are lucky. Sometimes I wish that people would look out for others and see a need and help. Sometimes I just wish that people were more considerate with their planning so as not to burden those who are less fortunate than they are. Sometimes I wish that things were good for everyone and no one struggled.

Forgive the rant time. If you read it all the way through to the end, thank you. If you didn't, that's fine too. I just needed to get this all out there. No comments are necessary. Just think on it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer & School Front

Well, we have not done the 2-3 days a week with math, so I have a strong feeling that we will have to play catch up again. I'm hoping to start back to school in the next 2-3 weeks. I will have all our new curriculum in hand by the end of the month except for math and that will be a few more weeks out. We have on the other hand tried to enjoy our summer. I have worked like a crazy person, but Anna has had a rather relaxed and enjoyable summer. She did get to go to horse camp and I will have to make another post with all those pictures. We also took a mini trip to Dallas for my nephews birthday. (Also another post.) Other than that, we haven't done much else. Cleaned and played with the dog. He has quite a personality by the way. I will have to post soon about the crazy dog. He is so human-like its not funny. Anyhow, so I apparently have a lot of posts coming up if I'll just sit down and write. For now though its late and I need to go to bed. Hopefully I'll get some spunk soon and you can see our fun. Good night all and Happy 4th of July weekend!! Be safe!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

School's Out

I made an executive decision today and decided that we were done with school for the summer. I flipped through the remaining 2 weeks of lessons looking for new content that would help us for 4th grade, but there was nothing. I decided then and there that we were ready for the summer break. Now granted our break may only be a month long and we will more than likely start back in July, it is still our summer break. We will continue to do two math worksheets every day or every other day through out the summer, but that will take less than 30 minutes to an hour out of the day, depending on the pages we do. So, it's official. We are on summer break.

Now, hopefully I can get her into the horse camp she wants to go to. I may have dropped the ball on that idea. UGH! Bad Mommy moment!! I told her that if we didn't get horse camp that I would let her take private lessons for a month or so. I'm hoping that it'll come through. She was way excited about horse camp again this year. I can't believe that I let that drop.

Anyhow, that's our update for now. Have a good weekend all.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Blogging-or Lack Thereof

Sorry I haven't been blogging like I want to. I mean I have, but I've been on one that no one can read. There is a lot going on through my head right now, but nothing that I can really share. I can give you all a brief run down of my life. Work, Clean, School, Eat, Sleep, Repeat! LOL! That's about all I do. I am trying hard to get Anna on summer vacation for school, but we are about a month out from that unless we do some serious doubling of lessons. In our defense, we started a half a year of schooling at the end of February and we are right on target for that date. LOL! Work has been eating up a lot of my time. I have work quite a bit of overtime recently and thought that I was going to enjoy the extra money in my check, but alas it is all being spent on therapy for my knee, which may possibly be working a little bit. Its either that or my doctor prescribed a very potent cream to rub on it twice a day. Either way, it is feeling a little better, which I really like. As for work, this is my departments busy season, so I have to make sure that everything runs smoothly for it. I know school just got out, but we have been gearing up for back to school for quite a while. Its keeping me busy.

Anyhow, that in a nutshell is it. Oh that and the fact that the surgery I had was unsuccessful and all the cysts and fibroids are back. The only thing that was successful was the reconstruction portion. UGH! Anyhow, not sure what they are going to do. I see the specialist at the end of June, so I sit in limbo till I see her.

Anyhow, time to get up and moving for the day. We have a few plans for this Memorial Day and I need to get moving. Have a good day all. Take care.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I had what could be one of the best Mother's Days ever this year. I was under the impression that we were completely unable to have anything this year. (My surgery really ate into our money and we will be paying for it for at least the next year. That's another story though.) Anyhow, so I was a little sad when the day started. That was until I took my shower.

Upon leaving the shower there was a little something on the counter to start my day. I put my glasses on to find a beautiful red rose in a heart shaped balloon from my husband and daughter. I would have been more than happy with that, but underneath that was a beautiful card from my husband and another from my daughter. My husbands card proceeded to make me cry. He told me how much he appreciated and loved me. I needed that. It was perfect. Anna made me out a cute card as well.

I then finished my morning routine and went to find my cell phone. When I unplugged it from the wall, I didn't even notice anything different. I was walking the hallway to the living room when I realized that I also received a new case for my phone. There was a black case with pink that I had been eyeing for a while. I would never have spent that kind of money on one for myself, but as a gift I was shocked. It was the icing on the cake.

I hope all the other Mom's had a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Friday, May 6, 2011


On Tuesday we had the opportunity to go see the Newsboys in concert. We really didn't want to see all the other groups, but it was a package deal. Anna was super excited about going to see them. I decided to make this the best first concert she'd ever been to. She got a shirt and a poster. Here are a few pictures of that evening. (We took over 100.) LOL!!

Anna showing her shirt and poster:

Michael Tait Singing:
The best picture of Michael Tait:

Drummer Duncan Phillips:

The whole crew at the end:
We stayed around for about an hour after the concert was done and had her poster autographed and bought a couple CD's which we also had autographed. It was great! I am so glad she had a great time and that she enjoyed herself. She sat mesmerized through the entire concert. She just watched. All I heard about all night and all Wednesday was the concert though. The opening act was Carlos Whitakker. He really is a great singer as well. They also had Disciple, which is way to rockish for me and I left for a break during their show and Kutless. Kutless is pretty good too. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Newsboys drummer Duncan made the best faces as he played the drums. He really cracked me up. Like I said we REALLY enjoyed the concert!

The other thing that we did during the concert was gain a Compassion sponsor child. We now have a second little girl who is 9 years old all the way across the world in Africa. Yes she is the same age as Anna. It was God I tell you! We were handed a little boy in the audience, but I really wanted a girl. So I took the packet to the booth and said can we please get a little girl? They looked at me and said I'm sorry, but there were only 200 kids for this concert and they are all gone. I said okay and thought about just giving that one back and waiting. I wanted a girl so that Anna could relate. I turned around not 5 seconds later and the guy had a little girl in his hand. I looked at him and said can I swap you. The little girl we got is the same age as Anna (4 months older) and is from Africa. Anna said she was beautiful. Anyhow, we have her info packet on our family ready and Anna has already written her a letter and drew a picture for her. That will all go out tomorrow in the mail. It was God working there. We are very excited about this. I have explained to Anna over and over again how this provides a good schooling for her and medical care and food and water. I am very happy about this.

Anyhow, I guess this is long enough. I hope everyone has a great weekend! More posts to come later, I hope. Take care.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Plant Study

Anna and I are reading about plants in school, so what better way to learn than to see which plant will grow faster and taller. So, we planted Sunflowers and Daisies. We have had fun watching them sprout so quickly. We labeled the pots and set them to grow. Here are some pictures.

Day 1:

Day 4 (Sunflower sprouted first):

Day 5 (Sunflower is growing fast):

Day 6 (You can't see it, but the daisy did finally sprout):

Day 8 (We planted the sunflowers outside):

We have had a great time and have since reused the sunflower pot to start some morning glories. They will be blue. They are doing really well too. We still have one daisy sprout, but its not near strong enough to be taken outside yet. I'm praying that it stays alive to make it that far. The sunflowers are still doing good outside, which is surprising. I thought for sure we would lose them with the cold we have had lately. I'm about to take the morning glories outside for transplanting too and start some more inside. Its been a lot of fun and she has enjoyed it and so have I. Its fun to watch them grow. We will continue this through the spring. I will bring you some more updates as we get them. It was well worth it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Routine and other things

We are slowly getting into the groove of a new routine. With me still working full-time, it has been a change to homeschool and do this. Anna and I are getting used to it though and we get done what we can.

She was super excited about school today as we planted two types of flowers this morning and I had her make predictions for them. We planted daisy and sunflower seeds. She has predicted that the sunflower will sprout through the soil first and that the daisy will grow tallest. She also wrote down step-by-step directions about how we planted the seeds. It was fun. She finished her writing with this sentence; "I think that planting the daisy and the sunflower was very fun. Everybody should plant flowers." I would think that she had a good time with it. We also are going to try taking a daily picture to monitor their growth. That will be fun to watch as well.

As for the other things, she has discovered the truth about all the seasonal myths. She is handling it well, but she was not happy to say the least. She couldn't believe that Santa was not real. She figured the Easter Bunny out last year, but still insisted on the other. This was half instigated by a friend from church telling her that none of it was real. I had a conversation with her Sunday about it all and we gave her several days to think about it. This morning I discussed it with her again. She understands, but isn't happy. I told her that Santa is about the spirit of giving and is a fun character for kids. She is not to tell anyone. I also told her that it will not stop Christmas or Easter. We will still buy her things, but that now she knows who really cared enough to bring her the things she asks for. Like I said, it was hard for her, but she is going to be fine. It did not completely devastate her. OK, well, I have other things as well, but they will have to wait. We are heading out for some lunch and errands before I go to work. Take care all.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Back to work

I started back to work yesterday. It wasn't a bad first day back. I kind of enjoyed it, but cleaning up after being gone for almost 5 weeks was a lot of work. I managed to get everything back in order the way I like it, start a new "to do" list, and start ordering again. I was kind of glad to be back and kind of not. I enjoyed being home with Anna. I got her back started on schooling and we had a routine down. (We are of course starting a new routine with me back at work.) It was good though. We have completely messed with the dogs sense of anything routine. He doesn't understand the change in schedules and he is a little angry with us, but nothing that a new set of blinds wouldn't fix. LOL!! He climbed on the couch and ate the blinds wherever he could reach. How fun was that. It almost makes me wish we had a camera to record his little outbursts. I bet they are hilarious! (Not replacing the blinds, but you know.) Alright, getting ready for work now, so I better be going. I'll try and check in soon. Take care.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Newsboys Here We Come!!

Anna is very much into Newsboys. She loves listening to them and watching videos on You Tube. She knows the names of who used to be in the group and who is in the group now. She likes them very much. Anyhow, I made a promise to her last year that if they ever came to Lubbock, I would definitely buy tickets and take her to see them. Well, they are coming in May. May 3rd, our family will be sitting on the front row by the stage and watching Anna's favorite group. To say she is excited is an understatement. She is thrilled. It should be an adventure. I am not really thrilled about the two other bands coming with them, but I am keeping my promise and for the most part I like the Newsboys, so we will go and enjoy it. So as the title says...Newsboys Here We Come!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

And the Surgery results are...

Well, the surgery was a success. The successfully removed a wall that went all the way down the middle on my uterus and took out one really large fibroid, one smaller one and drained a cyst. So, we are done for now. Wednesday was a lot of sleep and recovery from surgery. I don't remember a whole lot that happened Wednesday. Thursday I had a few people come to visit, including both my doctors and we were pretty set on me going home on Friday.

Friday morning someone decided that I needed to have an iron IV. I did great on Friday morning. I had a few visitors, ate some lunch and they disconnected the IV. I was all cleared and ready to go. About two hours later, I want to say about 4pm, before I had been fully discharged, I had a BAD reaction. I ran a high fever, got really chilled, shivered and chattered and moaned. I went down hill and fast. I felt downright awful. Worse then I ever remember feeling. EVER! The finally determined that it was a negative reaction to the iron and that I would need a new IV and lots of meds to clear me up. It took over 8 hours, but around 12:30am, I started to feel okay again.

I awoke fully for the day Saturday at 8:00am. I was felling good and ready to go, but would they let me go? I had breakfast, then around 10am, they brought me my morning medicines. At that time I was getting ready for a morning shower, so they covered my IV with some tape. They gave me one medicine in my IV, then I had to have the IV flushed. The medicine went in fine, but she blew the IV out of my arm with the flush. It was a mess. Didn't hurt, but made a big mess.

Anyhow, I showered and ordered lunch, walked the halls slowly and waited patiently to see the doctor. I was hoping and praying that they would let me go. When the doctor came to see me, she looked my my IV, took vitals and determined I was good to go. We were out of there by 1:15pm and home by 1:30pm. I am so glad to be home. It was good relief to relax on my couch and watch my TV and check out my things. So glad that I didn't have to call the nurse every time I needed something or call ahead an hour before I wanted my supper. YEAH!! I AM HOME!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Changes and Surgery

Well, lots of changes have happened. We are back homeschooling as of Friday. Anna is much calmer and mornings are a lot smoother already. We are excited and happy about this change. I am glad we came back to it.

As for the surgery, tomorrow morning, bright and early at 5:30am, I will be admitted to the hospital for exploratory and then full surgery. There is a possibility of a hysterectomy, but I won't know what all they do until I wake up. I am not in the least bit worried about the surgery, just the recovery. This will put me out of work for 6 weeks. I am a little worried about that, but I will be able to pick back up when I am cleared.

I will have some time on my hands afer surgery, so maybe I will get on here at least once more? Hey, you never know?!

Anyhow, if you all have time or can, prayers are appreciated for a successful surgery and a good recovery. I know I am in good hands. Thanks so much.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Asked Anna...

her opinion on going back to homeschool or staying in regular school and she listed some good points for homeschool.

1. You only gave me spelling tests at homeschool. At school I take a test in everything every week.

2. We did history. (Anna LOVES history, but since it isn't tested in school, they have done none of it.)

3. There was no math tests every week. (I never tested her. I checked her work everyday so I knew how she was doing.)

4. No one made fun of her clothes everyday. (She has a little bully picking on her at school. This girl picks on her outfit everyday. EVERY DAY! How depressing is that for a child.)

Anyhow, we haven't made any permanent decisions yet, but I really am seriously considering pulling her back home for school. Not sure how yet, since I want to remain full-time, but I'm starting to side with yes we will probably go back to it. I know a lot of people are against it, but this is whats right for our family. I'll make a more permanent decision by end of month or so. Please continue to pray. Thank you.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


about pulling Anna back home for school at the end of this school year. I have good reason of course, many of which I am not sure I should post, but I don't feel she is getting what she needs in school overall. That's what it all boils down to. I wish I could say more, but for now that's all I think I need to say. Prayers are appreciated to ensure we are making a sound decision for Anna and our family. Thanks all.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!! We had a few people over last night for a littlew while. Here are the pics...

Michelle & Avery:

Michelle & Jeremy:

Michelle & I:

Avery & Anna:

Michelle & Anna:

Hope everyone celebrated the New Year in right. I myself slept it in. Anna spent the night with Avery and I'm not feeling 100% myself, so I went to bed at 11:00pm. If its any consolation, I did watch the ball drop in New York before I went to bed, so although not technically the New Year here, it was somewhere. LOL!
Hope you all have a great New Year. God Bless you all. Take care.
(Excuse the centered text at the end. Can't get it to work right.)