Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Scrap Stuff

I am working as hard as I can on B's kindergarten album. This has been SUCH a fun project. I like the format so much I think I may use it again for his first-third grade years.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From the Mouths of Kindergartners

If you know my child, you know that he says some pretty funny stuff. His teacher, bless her heart, wrote down some of the best ones. For your reading pleasure, I give you Silly Sayings by Braeden.

1.22.09 - My Daddy poots a lot.

2.3.09 - If you get hit by a stunky (skunk) then you will really have to take a shower. Mrs. M, isn't stunky a hard word, a really hard word?

11.25.08 - I am thankful for my daddy.

2.20.09 - What is a watch? Tells you what time church day is.

How do you celebrate your birthday? Get a cake with fire on it.

Tee-hee.... I am going to tell everyone I know about the first one!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Two more for B's album. Tired of seeing these yet?


With the end of school, my life suddenly came to a grinding halt.

I like it!

Okay, maybe "grinding halt" is a bit overstated. It's not like I can quit cleaning the house, washing the dishes, or folding the laundry. And I still have a lot to do this summer to get ready for school - like vaccinations and background checks and CPR courses and the like. There's a ton of scrapbooking to catch up on, particularly Braeden's kindergarten album, which I can hardly wait to have printed. And I'll be teaching two Bible classes this summer - my girls' class on Sunday morning and 3rd & 4th on Wednesday night. Of course, there will also be VBS, a ladies' day, and a gospel meeting to deal with. (Might skip the gospel meeting.)

Hmmm... maybe "grinding halt" is the wrong phrase. Maybe I should've said "brief pause!"

Nah. I actually do feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. Yes, there's a lot to do this summer, and even though there are deadlines and schedules, the timing of much of it is entirely up to me.

I spent a fabulously lazy weekend with my folks. We just goofed off all day Saturday, then a sitter took over kid detail while Mom, Dad & I went to see Star Trek. (Fantastic movie, btw, even for non-Trekkies.) Yesterday started with an encouraging church service, then we enjoyed a late lunch at Don Pablo's. I picked up a few goodies at Sam's, then the Beebs & I headed home (making one more stop at Books-a-Million on the way).

There's something intensely relaxing about sitting around doing whatever I feel like, with no schedule, no demands (save a niece & nephew constantly crawling in my lap), and no where to be.

Yup. Life is good.

Friday, May 8, 2009

On a Rainy Day....

I love a good rainstorm. Even with thunder, there is something strangely peaceful and safe about the sound of rain pounding against the windows. It doesn't hurt to know that the roof is leak-proof, either. :)

I apologize for my MIA-ed-ness. I've had my nose buried in the books for the last two weeks in preparation for finals - which, as of yesterday, are over. I also feel the need to brag on myself a bit, because I am going into nursing school with a 4.0 GPA. As I told Jeff, I am such a competitive person, and there was something in me that just needed to know that after ten years out of school, I could still successfully plow my way through a college course.

The reality of it all is starting to sink in now - I registered for nursing classes last night, and now that all of my prereqs are complete, I am finally believing this will actually happen. Funny, because this time last year, the possibility had just barely crossed my mind. I've always been that way, though - I sometimes make Big Decisions on what seems like a whim, but they always seem to be good decisions.

In other news, if the rain lets up by lunchtime, I am heading to Wal-Mart to pick up my new purple Dell laptop! As a requirement for nursing school, I had planned on waiting until Tennessee did their tax-free back-to-school holiday, but my uber-cool Dad surprised me by ordering for me a bit early! Now I have time to get used to it, and load it up. It's a powerful little computer - I wanted something that could double as a work computer and also be able to handle my scrapbooking stuff.

More to come later. I have to see if the power has come back on at work yet so I can resume what I was doing there. Later!