Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wasting a Little Bit of Time

Don't you think I deserve to waste a little after the past 2 weeks. I found this over at Julie's blog and decided it might be fun. If you do this, leave me a comment so I can read yours.

1. Where were you three hours ago? Church teaching 1st gradersr

2. Who are you in love with? My hubby

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon? No crayons, but I have eaten Elmer's glue.

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Yes, Post Its and a butterfly and flower picture holder.

5. When was the last time you went to the mall? Probably 2 or 3 years ago. Not sure. I'm too frugal to go to the mall.

6. Are you wearing socks right now? No

7. Do you have a car worth over $2000? Yes

8. When was the last time you drove out of town? July on a trip to the beach

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days? No can't afford it.

10. Are you hot? I hope I am but I might just be a little too old to be hot. Unless of course you're talking about hot as in temperature. Yeah, I'm always having hot flashes. Does that count?

11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Diet Dr Pepper (my addiction)
12. What are you wearing right now? A purple t -shirt and blue jeans.

13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it? I have tried letting the kids do it the last couple of time but Hubby always takes over.

14. Last food you ate? Chicken and fries at Applebees

15. Where were you last week at this time? Napping

16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week? No

17. When was the last time you ran? Chasing Jack (go here for explanation)

18. What was the last sporting event you watched? Gabe and Zane's last football game.

19. Your favorite animal? Right now, my chickens

20. Your dream vacation? Jamaica

21. Last person’s house you were in? My mom's

22. Worst injury you ever had? Tripped and fell and split my head open on a rock. Hey, I was only 5.
23. Have you been in love? Yes I still am

24. Do you miss anyone right now? My great aunt

25. Last play you saw? Can't remember because it has been so long.

26. What is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex? Not sure because it has been so long since I have tried to lure.

27. What are your plans for tonight? Baptism and Praise Night at Church

28. Who is the last person to send you a Facebook message or comment? My friend Mickey

29. Next trip you are going to take? Hopefully a long weekend to the beach or mountains with hubby

30. Ever go camping? Yes and I hate it.

31. Were you an honor student in school? No

32. What do you want to know about the future? Nothing

33. Are you wearing perfume or cologne? No, very allergic

34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor’s visit? Yes, I need more than one doctor's visit
35. Where is your best friend? Mowing the lawn with Jack

36. How is your best friend? Great but tired

37. Do you have a tan? I have a little left from our last beach trip

38. What are you listening to right now? Julie's playlist

39. Do you collect anything? Used to collect pigs, now I'm not sure. I have so much clutter there are an endless amount of collections here.

40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know? I won't say just in case.

41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over? last year around Christmas and no he was not feeling any Christmas cheer. He gave me a ticket.

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw? Yes

43. What does your last text message say? OK

44. Do you like hot sauce? Love it had some today.

45. Last time you took a shower? This morning

46. Do you need to do laundry? I always need to do laundry

47. What is your heritage? I am adopted so I have no idea

48. Are you someone’s best friend? Yes

49. Are you rich? Not in worldly wealth and material things.

50. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? reading

Friday, September 25, 2009


I need to learn that word. Jim says I need to. My mom says I need to (although I find she doesn't use this word very much either.) The last two weeks have been a product of me not saying NO!

Starting Sept. 14:
Coupon Class at 10:30am and my babysitter (my dad) had to cancel because something came up. Jim had to take some time off work.
Coupon Class at 6pm
Zane's Football Game at 6pm
Gabe's instrument lessons at 6:30pm

PTO Meeting at school at 9:30 am
Gabe play music at Chamber of Commerce at 5:15
Zane's Football Game 30 minutes away at 6pm
Gabe's Football Game at 7:30pm
Coupon Class at 7pm.
Grocery Shopping (because I need to get some food coming from me instead of McDonald's)

Visiting business for PTO asking for donations.
Church at 7pm

Coupon Class scheduled for 10:30 but it was cancelled
Worked on PTO stuff in the morning.
Zane's Football practice at 6pm
Gabe's Football practice at 6pm

Took Maci Clare shopping and to eat in the morning (a nice girl's day)
Gabe went with a friend to spend the night
Zane had a friend over to spend the night.
Friend was homesick at midnight. Mom came and got him.

Jim took the 4 wheeler to be worked on at 9:30
I stayed home and tried once again to get organized.
Had a date night with hubby but ended up spending time running some necessary errands at Sam's and Target. We did have a nice dinner at Flat Rock Grill.

Bible Study at 9am
Teach 1st Grade class at 10am
Eat lunch with my Parents. (thank goodness mom cooked)
Trip to Publix and Bilo to try to pick up a few BOGO deals
Supper at Wendy's with my mom and the kids.

Revisit some of the businesses
Meeting at school at 2:30
Gabe instrument lessons at 6:30
Zane's football game at 6pm (in the pouring rain)
Jim' Cub Scout leader meeting at 7pm(came home instead of going because he and Zane were so wet)

Revisit businesses where other people had been and screwed up.
Ran errands in the morning.

Store to get items to make 10 lbs. of chili.
Come home and make chili.
Go to school at 2:30 to organize for Thursday's fundraiser.
Church at 7pm

Load up car and take off to Presbyterian Church to set up for making 400 hot dog plates.
Work making and delivering hot dog plates until 1pm
Jim comes home to work on his truck because it is no longer driveable (and we cannot buy a new one)
When I pick up the kids from school, I go in with a load of stuff for the teacher's lounge (that doesn't belong to me and I don't know who it belongs to.)
Hair appt. 30 minutes away at 4:00
Run home and get boys ready for football practice (both have practice at 6pm)
Run to pick up some things I need to fax to someone for a bluegrass event that is coming up.
Go work at Pizza Inn for PTO Fundraiser from 6-9.
Come home exhausted but can't wind down.
Jack stays up most of the night coughing.

Hope to get a little relaxing in tonight (at least a little crafting, I hope.)
I have to open up for the bluegrass jam at 5 but I will be back at home at 6pm

I don't think I will do anything. Possibly some yard sales.

9am Bible Study
10am: Teach 1st graders at church
Meeting after church

In between all the things that are scheduled are things like:
Taking kids to school by 8am
Picking kids up at 12 and 2:30.
And just the everyday stuff.

My house is trashed and my kids are ill and tired. We only have one football game and one doctor appointment next week and I refuse to go to the school. I am going to spend some time alone at home. So do you think that I will say No after the past two weeks? Probably not but hopefully my schedule won't be quite so full.

Monday, September 21, 2009

You Have To Try This Recipe

This is an awesome recipe for Crockpot Chicken that I found here. It is definitely going into my recipe rotation. Everyone in my family loved it and it is EASY!!!!

Crockpot Chicken
4-5 frozen chicken breasts
1 can of black beans (drained)
1 can of whole kernel corn (drained)
1 15-16oz. jar of salsa
1 8oz. cream cheese

Put the chicken breast in the crock pot. Dump beans, corn , and salsa on top. Cook on high for 5 hours. 1/2 hour before you are ready to eat it, throw in the cream cheese. AWESOME! WE ate it over brown rice and everyone loved it. I also thought you could use Velveeta instead of cream cheese. Maybe next time.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Funny Story

I love our dog, Lucy. She was really good when she was a puppy and then as she got a little older we had a lot of trouble with her running away. We installed an invisible fence and it worked like a charm. She is a great guard dog (she holds her own with the bears, coyotes, cougars, and wild pigs that have recently been seen around our yard). And she is great with the kids. She loves to play with them. Anyway, Friday afternoon, Jack was awful. Jack is at the in between stage where he not really tired early afternoon but as the day goes on he gets really tired and ill. So do you make him lay down and force him to nap so that he can't sleep until late at night or do you let him stay awake and just deal with him in the afternoons? I usually make him take a nap most days but Friday was very hectic and he didn't get one. So he was really wild and getting uglier by the minute. I decided to spank him (Yes, I do spank my children!).
Anyway, he opened the back door and bolted. I took off running after him but I had on big clunky sandals and the grass was wet so I was really having trouble catching him. Lucy happened to be on the deck when he took off. She thought this was a good opportunity to play and took off after him. I yelled out, "Get him Lucy!" She stepped in front him and blocked him until I could grab him. What a good aid in discipline. And what a Dog!

I wanted to include a picture of our awesome dog but Lucy is terrified of the camera. I am going to keep trying but I can't promise anything.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day of School

I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures of the first day of school for everyone. It was a little staggered this year. Jack started first. His first day of school was August 25. I left everyone else sleeping and headed out to take him to school. When we got there, there was a boy screaming and kicking and Jack said, "What's wrong with him?". I am so glad that my kids do not have any separation anxiety. I have been lucky with all 4. Anyway, this is Jack walking in the school. No problem.

Then on Sept. 1, the other 2 big boys started school. Well, of course, they are just about "too cool" for pictures but I did manage to snap a couple before we headed out.Gabe insisted on wearing his football jersey so I did give in. I am learning to pick my battles.
I can't believe how big they are.

Maci Clare started on Sept. 3. She is going to a Mother's Morning Out 2 days a week. I love it and she does too. She just acted silly when I was trying to take her picture. But I finally got a couple of good shots. I had to take one of all 4 of them. And we had to get the shot of Maci Clare's back pack. It is almost as big as she is. She couldn't wait to get to school. And she loves it.
We are back in the swing of things and I will be posting some of the highlights of our summer and a few football pics soon. I'm trying to get back in t