Friday, May 30, 2008

I need a new one

If it's not one thing it's another. I think my watch died today. I cannot live without my watch. I will go crazy if I don't have one. Heck, my clock in my classroom doesn't even have the right time because I never look at it anyway. I just use the watch on my arm. It is much more convenient. LOL So I guess it's off to the store to buy another one or shopping online might be easier. Anyone know anything about Parmigiani watches?

You would never know that I'm not a teenager anymore!

Ugh!! I swear my face is broken out just like a teenagers. Why does it do that? I'm 36 years old for crying out loud and I need some sort of miracle acne treatments to clear up my face. I hate it!!! I thought that crap ended when we got out of our teenage years. Apparently not. Blech!!! What are the benefits of age again? Wisdom? Yeah well I'd rather have clear skin. At least today. LOL

Jewelry is a girl's best friend

Those who know me know that I am about as un-girly as you can get. I don't like to wear dresses or skirts. I don't even like to wear dress pants. I prefer khakis or jeans and t-shirts. I'm more comfortable in those. I do, however, have a weakness. Jewelry. I absolutely LOVE jewelry. Earrings. Necklaces. Rings. Bracelets.....preferably gold bangle ones. I just love jewelry. I used to have a lot of it. Not so much now though. Not after our apartment got broken into. I'm slowly rebuilding my collection though.

Can you ever have enough?

I was talking to a friend tonight about life insurance. She doesn't have any! Yeah that was my thought too!! How in the hell do you not have life insurance? She is married and has kids. I quickly told her that she needed to go immediately to the nearest computer or agent and at least get a life insurance quote. It just floors me how a responsible adult with a family does not have life insurance. Maybe it's because I have a family member how is an agent and she makes sure we are covered.

Whew! Emotional day.

Today was just crazy. It was our last full day of school for the summer. Our principal is retiring and chances are I won't be returning either. We are trying to move. It all hinges of whether or not I get a job though. I feel like I've cried all day. I was okay most of it really. Until I picked the kids up from daycare. They have been with these ladies their entire lives. They are really going to miss them and their friends. It breaks my heart to think about that. *sigh*

Monday, May 19, 2008

I love these pictures of the kids!!!

These were taken the weekend of the Bon Jovi concert here in Nashville. My Jovi buddy, Lisa, is a photographer and she took them. We went out to the park for outdoor shots. They turned out great. She took a lot more, but I couldn't put them all on the blog. LOL We got more good ones of Joshua than Ari. She was in a mood that day and didn't want her picture made. Come to think of it that happens often. She definitely doesn't like the camera much. I guess we aren't going to have a model on our hands. ROFLMAO

These are great pictures! Thanks Lisa.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


I just realized the other day that my passport is about to expire!!! This is not good. No I don't have plans to travel out of the country in the near future. But, it is always good to have another form of identification. Don't ya think? Plus, you never know when we will win the lottery and decide to take off to far away places for a little R&R. Heehee!! Don't I wish!!! Let's see, where would I want to go? I want to go on an African safari for sure and I'd love to go to Ireland and stay in a little cottage in the middle of nowhere. I wouldn't mind going back to Scotland and Australia either. There are so many places I'd like to visit. If you won the lottery and could travel anywhere you wanted where would you go?

I need a new ceiling fan

Yeah, I'm bored. Can't ya tell? I'm writing about absolutely nothing today. LOL I've decided that I need a new ceiling fan with a really nice lighting fixtures. The one we have now is ugly and plain. It also makes a lot of noise when it is on. Especially if you turn it on high. That drives me crazy. I have to sleep with a fan going at all times and the noise makes it hard to fall asleep. Okay, that is just an excuse. I can fall asleep pretty easily these days. LOL I just want a new ceiling fan.

I quit.

Yep I did. I quit walking and working out. After walking at least 4 days a week for 3+ miles, using my exercise ball, watching what I ate, and giving up Coke for almost 2 months and losing absolutely NO weight I just give up. I don't know what else to do. Maybe I'll go talk to my doctor and see if they will check my thyroid. Maybe they can give me something that is safe and will help me. Who knows. I'm very frustrated and depressed about this. That is never a good combination. *sigh*

So does anyone know of some weight loss pills that work?

Speaking of computers.....

Our school got new ones this year for all the teachers and school computer labs. I love them!!!! The new monitors are fabulous. They are flat screened and take up soooo much less space on our desks. I actually have room on my desk this year!! I was so excited. I just wish they had given us those very cool lcd monitors. Now those are amazing. Yeah I know, I should be happy with what we got especially considering we are a school and we seldom get new and improved technology. LOL I am happy with those, but I just really would like to have one of the lcd monitors. We can't get one for home so I may as well wish............right? ;-)

My printer

Ugh! My printer at work seems to not want to work well. Unfortunately it isn't a printer that is owned by the company. It is my own personal printer. So, this means that I am either going to have to replace it or somehow get it fixed. I did have someone from Technology come look at it. He said that it needed a new HDMI adapter. Seems that mine is burned out or something. My question would be this......................Would that fix the problem permanently or is this going to happen again? If it is likely to happen again then wouldn't it just be easier to go get a new printer? *sigh* The troubles with technology. LOL

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I hate this time of year.

For no other reason than the bad weather that comes with it. Charlie over at NewsChannel5 says that we are in for some rough weather tonight here in Middle Tennessee. *sigh* And of course it is coming in the middle of the night. Stuff like this never used to bother me. That is until I had kids. Now is freaks me out. Now I have to worry about keeping them and the dog safe along with myself. It's a lot to have to think about. It is even worse when it comes in after dark. I guess I won't be getting much sleep tonight. Ugh!!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Calgon take me away!!!!

It has been a hell of a week. Both at school and at home. It was teacher appreciation week at school, but I think the kids forgot they were supposed to be good to me this week. They were determined to push every button. They just would not stop talking. For any reason. They missed recess time. They missed center time. They lost game time today. Nothing seemed to phase them. To add to all that, one day I had a killer migraine and I've been fighting a cold all week. This doesn't make for a very happy teacher. Ugh!

At home I had a sick kid. Ari had a fever for 2 days so she couldn't go to school. Both kids were also very good at pushing my buttons. Neither are listening to me. They are running crazy all over the house and continue to do so regardless of what I say or do. They aren't eating even when I make what they say they want. Time outs are fun (apparently). They tune out my voice and act like they don't hear a word I say. This doesn't make for a very happy mommy. Ugh!

Mother's Day is Sunday. What do I want? I day to myself. A quiet house or a nice quiet lunch out somewhere. No kids allowed. I'm tired. I'm frustrated. I'm depressed. I am feeling like the worst mom and teacher ever.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

It's getting to be that time of year!!

Vacation!!! We always go to the beach. This year I'd like to branch out and go somewhere else. I have been looking at Branson. It is close and they have some really good weekend (and long weekend) packages available. They range from $423/couple to $683/couple. These packages include your room and tickets to some of the shows. Some of them even include food coupons/gift cards. One of them even has a $50 shopping certificate at the outlet mall! Ohhh, a vacation and FREE shopping too? How much better can you get? LOL If we don't want to do a package there are plenty of resorts in the area to choose from too. I like the packages though. I'm also a huge fan of theme parks and they have a great one in Silver Dollar City. The dilemma though is whether or not to take the kids. Hmmmm. There is so much to do that they would enjoy. Everything from museums, go carts/water rides, and putt-putt golf to exploring caves and caverns. They would really love it. I think Michael and I need a break though so I'm for leaving them with family and going to have fun myself. LOL I'm excited.

Sad. It's just so sad.

The foreclosure rate in this country is just horrible right now. There are good families out there who work hard and are still losing their homes. How is that fair? Some are able to get the foreclosure help they need, but so many others have nowhere to turn for help. I just found out that friends of mine are going to lose their home because they can't make their mortgage payments since their rate went up. Some say that it is their own fault for agreeing to a variable rate mortgage. I say it is the mortgage company's fault just as much. Why would they approve a loan knowing that when the rate does increase the people are not going to be able to afford it? Think about it. Most incomes do not increase by as much as the mortgage rates increase in the same amount of time. It's wrong. It is incredibly sad for the families who are going through this now.

Is it true? Could I possibly?

It is in the works for another Jovi show!!! The dates were just announced for Boston in July. Lisa and I are planning on going. And maybe even 2 shows!!! I'm so excited to think that I can go to another Bon Jovi concert. I've never been able to go to more than one on a tour, but so far I've been to two and now I have the possibility of going to two more!! I'm so excited!!!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Maybe I should have eaten something first

I took some Sudafed earlier today for this cold that I'm getting and I've been shaky all day. I had eaten some toast a little earlier, but that was all. When I started getting shaky I thought it was because I hadn't eaten in more than 6 hours. So, I ate. I'm still shaky. The only thing I can think that would cause it is the medicine. I hate this feeling. At least I can breathe and the sinus pressure is gone. LOL

What do you pay?

A friend of mine was asking earlier this week about auto insurance. She is not happy with the amount they are paying. I love my insurance company. I don't think that we pay too much. Right now with both cars and renter's insurance we pay a little over $100 a month. That is pretty darn good if you ask me. Especially when I talk to other people and find out what they are paying. My insurance company is really good too. I've never had a problem with them handling a claim or anything. They were very helpful when our apartment was broken into. When the windshield of my truck got cracked they even called the repair people and set up the repair for me. I think I'll stick with them for awhile.

How much do you pay and are you happy with your company?

I really want to go.

My "niece" is getting married on May 17. She's not really my niece, but the granddaughter of a man my mom dated. I've known her since she was 9 months old. First off, I can't believe that she is old enough to be in college. Much less old enough to get married. LOL She lives in South Georgia and I really want to go to the wedding. I know that I can't drive it though. Gas prices are just too much and it is too far to go for such a short time. I wonder if I can find any good flight deals? It would just have to be me though with Michael staying home with the kids for the weekend. I know we couldn't afford for me and the kids to fly down. Yet another good thing about moving home is that I'd be closer and able to do things like this more easily.

What was I thinking?

I just bought Joshua and Ari a frog habitat. Now I have to go buy a frog to put in it. Whatever was I thinking? They are going to love it though. I think when we move I'll get them a fish tank too. I was going to get them one today, but then my mom reminded me that we are planning on moving this summer and I really don't want the hassle of trying to move fish. LOL So that will have to wait.

I can't decided for the frog habitat if we are going to get a tadpole and watch it change or if we will go with a frog. I'll definitely post pics of it whichever way we go.

Here is the habitat without the live critter for now. Forgive the flash glare. ;-)