Thursday, August 25, 2016

Open House

I had the pleasure of going to the middle school open house for my child's grade tonight. I'm ashamed to say that I have never gone to a single open house at the middle school...and I have a sophomore in high school. The hub has always been the open house/talk to the teacher guy. WIth three, we have to divide and conquer. So I got to have the "go and look for my kid's classes" experience tonight. I hated middle school when I was in it...and I really felt no different tonight. With the exception of one, I really enjoyed her teachers. I felt very bad for her science teacher who laid it out for all of us that she was very concerned about the behavior of some in her class. Luckily my child was not one of the behavior problems. I didn't think she was. It was disturbing to me that a teacher was so disturbed by classroom behavior that she was encouraging us to call the administration if our children complained. She has lost sleep and shed tears over the class. So terribly sad. And it certainly is not an environment conducive for those who want to learn to learn. It was an enlightening experience for sure.

Now I am watching my new favorite show, "Better Late Than Never". I haven't laughter that hard in a while.

Night all.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Attitude is everything

Perspective can sure knock you in the teeth when you need it the most.  I moped around all day, burdened with the information I had received about my friend and uncle.  Grumped and cried and stress baked some muffins.  I was sitting on the couch, eating my lunch and watching "Hitchcock/Truffaut"(excellent by the way), when I got a call.  My friend who had just received devastating news yesterday.  She was calling to let me know she would be going home tomorrow and that she missed her babies.  "I'm sorry I won't be there for my shift on Sunday.  I hate to inconvenience you."  I told her it was really okay and we would find someone, but would miss her.  "I have a long road ahead of me, but I figure it'll be about 6 months and I'll be back to hold my babies."  Kick me in the rear end and shame on me.  She has her future planned and has a goal to meet.  God bless her for that.  And God bless her for giving me some perspective. 

Night all.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Devastated

Our friend at church who found out Sunday that she had a mass on her brain received the results of her biopsy today. Grade 3 brain cancer. This is really not what anyone expected, but then nobody really expects a cancer diagnosis. I am activating all my prayer warriors near and far to pray for E and her doctors. Grade three is not grade four, so there is still a battle to fight and win. Pray also for her parents who are devastated but ready to get educated and help her fight the battle the best way she can.

Night all.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Cubs will be Cubs

I took the boy to his Cub Scout den meeting tonight while the hub went to a meeting to hear about a band trip that we will never be able to afford to send our oldest on and still feed and clothe our family. The boys had obviously not gotten enough exercise today. It was pure insanity. One boy sniffed every five seconds without fail. And when I say sniff, I do not mean a little sniff to catch a runny nose. It was the kind of sniff you imagine would have been heard during some of the scenes in "Scarface". Whether he was sniffing or not, he was also doing a slow, low moan and chewing his fingers until they were bloody. While he was doing this, one child wrapped his arms around my son's neck and wouldn't let go...for anything. When F finally broke the boy's hold, he said, "What? Are you too good for hugs?" Another discussed the merits of "poop pizza" for the entirety of the meeting while another talked about what different blades on his knife would do when stabbed into his fellow scouts' bellies. My boy sat there looking shell shocked; he was scared to death that I would throttle him if he acted like the others. All the other parents had stepped down the hall for child personal safety training. Since I had already had it, I was charged with staying in the room with the leader. No words do I have. By the conclusion of the meeting, the bloody finger nailed-sniffing-moaning boy was wiping blood on the table top while the others were singing "Do You Know the Muffin Man" as part of their camp songs requirements. Ever seen "Easy Rider " and at the end you feel like ou might have understood it so much better had you been under the influence of something but you didn't want to be a drug taker? Yeah, this was the same feeling.

Night all.





























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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Heavy Heart

Today has been a day filled with bad news. It is so very difficult to know how to respond or help people who are hurting so very deeply. A girl I work with found out in the night that she has a mass on her brain. She has a medical condition that may be causing this mass. Just praying so hard that it is not cancer and can be removed and give her some relief. She has endured so much in her life. My uncle with cancer was sent home from the hospital today. There was absolutely no reason for him to go home. He is currently suffering with pneumonia and a septic blood infection. What those medical personnel were thinking is beyond me...I know I will be hard pressed to ever recommend them to anyone. I am livid. A friend just texted that she had a petscan and something lit up on her liver. It hasn't even been a year since she completed chemo for her second bout of breast cancer. I feel completely helpless as to know how to help. I do have prayer and I will pray as much as I can and I ask you to include all of these people on your prayer list as well. I believe in its power.

Night all.


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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beautiful Game

It was yet another soccer Saturday for our family. This time, G had a jamboree to start out the middle school team season. They played some interesting teams and played awfully hard. Most of the time these days, G is in goal. Some because they don't really have others with the training she has had, but some because she is really good at it. With one team, her coach(the hub)let her out in the field to play. She was so excited, she couldn't stand it. This time, it paid off for her. She got two goals and the team won. I was pretty proud, not gonna lie. There may be a day here soon where she doesn't want to play anymore and I will be fine with that. But boy do I love to watch her play. She is pretty fun to watch.

Now I am going to go find the strongest pain meds we have in the house and pray I can fight off my sinus pain and earache. Ugh....

Night all.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

New life

As much as I'd like to post a picture, I won't.  I have a new GREAT niece as of this evenng.  All my nieces are great, this is my second great niece which is kind of weird to think.  I'm way too young, right?  She had an exciting entry into this wonderful world of ours...delivery in the car.  How's that for an appearance?  Everyone is doing fine and I'm sure mom is happy to have her sweet bundle on the outside.  We learned all of the exciting details while sitting at the first high school football game.  It was away at our dear friend's school he "principals" at and so we decided to go and watch the band.  They did a nice job, I think, even though they were playing to the opposite side of the field.  We left shortly after as the psycho with a cow bell was banging it right by my child's ear.  I needed Christopher Walken to turn the cowbell down.  

I am going to rest my ears now.  Jeepers!  

Night all.