Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Variety of Things...

First of all - this swine flu thing - still freaking me out a bit but I'm not running around in a mask yet carriying a can of Lysol.  Its very close to home with two major ISDs closed around me , but ours , so far, is ok.

Second of all - My sweet hubby has had an upset stomach for about a week now and he went to the doctor Wednesday.  They ran some tests and said he had a bacterial infection in his stomach.  After further testing they identified it as the bacteria that can cause ulcers - yippee - so a week or phenergan and penicillin and he should be back to normal.

Third - PLEASE go over and give Hallie some bloggy lovin' - that poor girl at the moment is in emotional hell.  Her hubby has had some major surgeries in the past and she thought that 2009 would be a wonderful , surgery free year, but alas that was not to be.  He sliced his hand at work the other day severing nerves and tendons.  They had a surgical consult today and not sure of the outcome of that yet.

Today at work, the kids were still taking their TAKS tests so I got stuck on latrine duty again - fun fun...on the bright side I was able to get a good start on the last strip of my current lapghan, finish New Moon, and start Eclipse.  GO BELLA!!

After work Nicole and I went by the library where I happened to pick up two more books.  I know I have a problem... considering I've already started one of them.  BUT I will read them both within the next two weeks.

Well, I guess I'll sign off for now considering Nicole is looking over my shoulder trying to make me finish faster so SHE can play on the computer.

Working all day tomorrow so I'll catch up with you all in the afternoon! Take Care!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Slight Feeling of Panic

For those of you who actually know me, or have followed my blog for a while you know I love to read.  Most of the time its a great thing.  I read any and all types of books - as long as it looks interesting then I'm usually hooked.  

When I was a bit younger I read almost ALL of Stephen Kings books.  The scarey ones especially.  Some of you may remember Carrie, Cujo, 'Salem's Lot and The Shining ( the book put me to sleep  - the movie scared the crap out of me...)
BUT, do any of you remember The Stand?

The book finally came down to the stand against good and evil.  It was a great book, but do you remember the first few chapters of it?  People were getting sick.  You'd walk by someone when they sneezed and boom you were infected too.  That book freaked me out in that when I'd be walking down the street, or the hall at work , hear someone sneeze and jump.  

Now it kind of seems that book can become a reality.  This Swine Flu is in the back of my mind, actually maybe not so much toward the back...
I know how many parents send their kids to school while mildly sick - I mean look how fast the stomach flu goes around! Kid says they feel nauseous - it's still off to school and then some parents sound like you are wasting their valuable time when you call them to tell them their kid just puked their breakfast up all over their desk..

So what will stop parents from actually sending their kiddos to school, or stop them from going to work when they have the sniffles ? or a bad cough that comes on suddenly???
If you feel like you've been run over by a MAC truck, chances are likely that you'd better get your butt to the doctor.  

We heard on our news this morning that there are three confirmed cases in Dallas County - where I live.  Down where my MIL lives , outside of San Antonio, they've closed a whole ISD to stop the threat of infection.  

Folks this isn't a book - this is real.  And to me, its pretty darn scary.  The WHO has set their caution at 4 - when it reaches 6 it means that the sickness has gone pandemic.  

Yes it is freaking me out just a tad bit.  I got my flu shot last October - butit won't help this flu.  

Please just be aware - watch the news and please stay safe. 

 And PRAY! 

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Monday, April 27, 2009

HOWDY!!

Hope ya'll had a great weekend!  Saturday we did the normal run such as grocery shopping, dishes, and laundry.  Sunday was my mom's birthday so she came out here and we all went to Outback Steakhouse - YUMMY! We were having such a good time, and good conversation that I totally forgot to take any pictures!  Our waiter said they don't embarrass people by singing to them, but they do give them a huge molten lava sunday.  When he brought it, he brought four spoons, but we ordered seperate dessert, so by the end of it we were stuffed.  

Today I went in to the school to get some of my parenting points , then I was going to read or crochet till I had to work at Noon.  However, due to the storms that had come thru this morning, most of the school had no power.  Most of the third grade classes were in the auditorium, and all of the kindergarten classes were in the cafeteria.  Needless to say they dismissed the entire school early, so I am here with Nicole and William till his mom comes to get him in a few hours.  Hopefully they won't kill each other by then.

Not much else is happening, so nothing exciting to report.  I don't work again till Thursday so I will come up with a cute post for tomorrow! 

Hope everyone in Texas stays relatively dry, and everyone else had a great and safe day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Unmotivated

Happy Friday to all!

Not sure why, but yesterday I was so unmotivated it was insane.  I didn't want to crochet, ride my exercycle, or do a blog post.  

I did however bake another loaf of zucchini bread, do one load of laundry, and the dishes.  Thats it.
The rest of the time my ass was dragging!  

Toward the end of the day I started to perk up just a tad bit and did get some more crocheting done on the lapghan.  I also made dinner for my family ( was just scrambled eggs and sausage but still I made it and they ate it...)

Today I'm off to help shape the minds of a class of second graders.  Its getting hard to get them to concentrate on ANYTHING since we have four weeks of school left!  All kids are starting to get a bit antsy - including Nicole.

Oh, and I got my hair cut Saturday - significantly.  I have bangs once again and she cut about 3 inches off.  One person noticed wednesday.  I'll post a pic to see if you think it looks all that different.

Have a great start to the weekend!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Need What??

I got this tag from my friend Christina's blog...
First , if you'd like to stop by and give her a bloggy hug or some nice words - she has been bed ridden due to high blood pressure.  Her wonderful significant other Keith has been picking up the slack and doing a wonderful job at it!  Her mind tends to wander, which she now terms 'noggin flatulence', with so much time on her hands, and her poor butt is going numb.

Anyway, what you are supposed to do is google your name with the words needs after it... and list the first ten things that come up... this is a bit strange...

Marcy Needs  this font... um no I don't - I don't like it...

Marcy Needs reassurance -  ok, but what do I need to be reassured about?????

Marcy Needs pills... um ok - I'm game...as long as they aren't illegal..

Marcy Needs the car tonight   - um, no I don't - considering I haven't driven since my last wreck, I'm not planning on driving at night!

Marcy Needs a breather from her own litany of woe - um... ok??? I wasn't aware I had a litany of woe - maybe it was because of the pills...

Marcy Needs 2-3 tables - um, am I throwing a party? did I plan one while on the pills ? or did I plan one to get me out of my litany of woe?

Marcy Needs to sit on my belly - um, I don't know who you are, so I WILL NOT be sitting on your belly thank you very much...

Marcy Needs Mark - um, I don't know Mark - I would just love to stay with my husband Chris if that is ok with you!

Marcy Needs a ride to her lawyers office - maybe to get a restraining order from Mark?

Marcy Needs to know who is coming from what areas by Friday - my house is being invaded on Friday? uh oh, is this for the party to rid me of my litany of woe that I don't remember due to the pills I needed?

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Try it... you may be surprised by what you actually need....

Monday, April 20, 2009

So Close!

I know here we are starting to wind down the school year.  I can't believe its already the middle of April... didn't we just have Christmas?

Anyway, Nicole is in her last 6 weeks of the school year.  Today however she is staying home with an upset tummy.  
Tomorrow is her field trip so hopefully she will be fine.  Then her final TAKS tests are next week. The final Parent/teacher night is April 28th where we get to meet next years teachers.           May 4th is the beginning of her Battle of the Books competition that she has been preparing for , since the beginning of March.  Then May 15th is The Race for Education - which is alot of fun.  
Then the actual last day of the school year is May 29th.  

Busy busy busy - Run run run...

I will be at the school working through most of the next month.  I'll be covering for the teachers that are working the Book battle, and monitoring restrooms during the TAKS tests.  All in fun though - as I am still loving my job and will continue subbing next year.  

Here at home is not calm either.  I started the lapghan yesterday that the lady bought for the silent auction  - she wanted it in hues of red so I found some awesome colored yarn with which to do it in.  
My mom and aunts birthday is the 26th, then comes Mother's Day and my birthday ( two days apart this time!).

Saturday evening I got well under way into reading New Moon, the second book in the Twilight series - and am already somewhere aroudn page 170 or so - it is awesome and a fast read.  It definitely won't take me long to finish it for sure!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  While some of you may still be getting snow - we are expecting temps in the 80s ALL WEEK!   So we are dealing with unusual lows in the night , and unusual highs during the day. /sigh... I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind...

For any of my readers in Georgia I hope you fared lastnights storms well!

Well, thats it for now.  I found a funny tag on my friend Christina's blog which I will probably do tomorrow.  

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quickie Run Down!

Subbed yesterday for third grade - went ok for the most part.   I was on a noise overload, and after school, since Nicole had a wonderful day - she didn't help the overload.  I enjoyed hearing about her day though:)
Chris got an unexpected day off work yesterday and he was thankful.  When Nicole and I got home we all trotted off to Wallie world to stock up on some things I missed over the weekend.  Also got to pick up book number 2 of the Twilight series - and we watched TWILIGHT lastnight.  
I've heard good and bad things about the movie but we all loved it! 
I'm trying to plow through the book I'm currently reading so I can start New Moon by tonight.  
Have to mow the front lawn though first! fun fun!
Hope everyone got their taxes done and in on time! we are actually getting money back, and will be going to the Renaissance festival soon!  Can't wait for that - we love it and go every year.

Hope ya'll have a good day!

also, I try to visit everyones blog , but I know I don't get to some all the time - however no fear I haven't forgotten you! I'm hoping everyone is doing well and that all is fine in bloggy land!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Few Giggles for your Tuesday:))

The first business of the day is to show you my early Mothers Day present.  Since my birthday and Mothers Day usually fall within a few days of each other, if not on the same day, Chris asked me if I wanted  my present early.

I had mentioned that I wanted an MP3 player because I love listening to music while doing housework and such.  Also , it would be nice to be able to listen to something else besides kids running around the school during my breaks or whatever.  

So we went looking Saturday and this is what I got:

I was surprised how small it is - no bigger than a Chicken nugget:)  It is also  has FM capability, so I've learned how to preset all my fave radio stations.   Since Chris has an IPod, he already has a ton of music on his computer.  He showed me how to put some songs on my new toy, so while he was sleeping in Sunday morning I decided to play around.  I downloaded Windows Media Player on my computer and dug out my CD case.  Then I read and learned how to copy my CDs to WMP and download them to my new musical gadget.  I now have about 50 songs on it - and will search for more today.  

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Ok, now for the giggles.  These are some funny e-mails I got from various friends and family that I thought you might enjoy.

Funny #1
Nude Runner
A woman was having a daytime affair while her husband was at work. One  rainy day she was in bed with her boyfriend when, to her horror, she heard her husband's car pull into the driveway. 'Oh my God - Hurry! Grab your clothes and jump out the window. My husband's home early!'
 
'I can't jump out the window. It's raining out there!'
 
 'If my husband catches us in here, he'll kill us both!' she replied.  He's got a hot temper and a gun, so the rain is the least of your problems!'
  
So the boyfriend scoots out of bed, grabs his clothes and jumps out the window! As he ran down the street in the pouring rain, he quickly discovered he had run right into the middle of the town's annual marathon, so he started running along beside the others, about 300 of them.
  
Being naked, with his clothes tucked under his arm, he tried to blend in as best he could. After a little while a small group of runners who had been watching him with some curiosity, jogged closer.
 
 'Do you always run in the nude?' one asked.
  
'Oh yes!' he replied, gasping in air. 'It feels so wonderfully free!'
  
Another runner moved a long side. 'Do you always run carrying your clothes with you under your arm?
  
'Oh , yes' our friend answered breathlessly. 'That way I can get dressed right at the end of the run and get in my car to go home! '
  
Then a third runner cast his eyes a little lower and asked, 'Do you always wear a condom when you run?'
  
'Nope.........just when it's raining.
 

FUNNY #2

Estate Planning
     ================

     Dan was a single guy living at home with his father, and
     working in the family business.  Dan found out he was going to
     inherit an obscene amount of money when his sickly father died,
     so he decided he needed a wife with whom to share his good
     fortune.

     One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most
     beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty was so
     stunning that it took his breath away.

     He mustered up all his courage and approached her anyway.

     'I may look like a simple and ordinary man to you,' he said to
     her, 'but in a very short time my father will die, and I'll
     inherit 200 million dollars.'

     Impressed, the woman obtained Dan's business card and three
     days later... she married his father.

     Women are so much better at estate planning than men.

Final Funny of the Day
No Speak English

A Russian woman married an american gentleman and they lived happily
ever after in America . The poor lady was not very proficient in
English, but did manage to communicate with her husband. The real
problem arose whenever she had to shop for groceries.

One day, she went to the butcher and wanted to buy chicken legs. She
didn't know how to put forward her request, and in desperation, clucked
like a chicken and lifted up her skirt to show her thighs. Her butcher
got the message, and gave her the chicken legs.

Next day she needed to get chicken breasts, again she didn't know how to
say it, and so she clucked like a chicken and unbuttoned her blouse to
show the butcher her breasts. The butcher understood again, and gave her
some chicken breasts.

On the 3rd day, the poor lady needed to buy sausages. Unable to find a
way to communicate this, she brought her husband to the store...



What were you thinking?
Hellooooooo, her husband speaks English!

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Now that you've had your giggle for the day, get back to work!  
I also hope everyone had a fabulous Easter!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Alamo and Easter Related Giggles

Good Friday morning to all of you out in the blogisphere!

A few days ago, Nicole asked me if I had everposted the picture of her Alamo project? my answer - nope I did forget to take a picture of it so here ya go baby girl:

We got her grade back on it yesterday and she got a 95 on it!  They took a few points off for not having enough detail in her one page report that was to accompany the project.  We helped her cut some of the cardboard so she didn't hurt herself but otherwise the design was her own! Didn't she do a good job?

( please shut my rock n roll music off via my side bar in order to get the full effect of the following videos!)
Ok, now for some Easter giggles.  Every time Nicole and I see this commercial it cracks us up:


We particularly crack up at the buckmeow part - and Nicole does a pretty good imitation of it!

This one also craks me up


Now I don't know if it was the Marvin Gaye song accompanying this commercial or what, but the first time I saw it my mind went in the gutter just a teensy weensy bit.  Maybe kind of like the guys mind that made this commercial to follow the one above:



I can kind of see why Reeses rejected this commercial, but come on - it is funny!

Well we are off school today for Good Friday and I'm looking forward to spending it with Nicole if and when she ever gets her little butt out of bed! I told her I wouldn't wake her up and I let her stay up till she wanted to go to bed.  I think I woke up around Midnight to use the bathroom and she was still in her room playing.  We are going out to dinner tonight so I'm excited about that ! I don't have to cook today! woohoo!

On a totally unrelated note:  I KNOW some of my fellow bloggers HATE HATE HATE  word verification with comments.  I have finally disabled mine on the basis that I have read some of you refuse to leave comments due to this.  I love comments so please leave them! I promise NO WORD  VERIFICATION!!!!

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! 

HAPPY EASTER!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Shakespeare

Good Thursday Morning to ALL!!!

Finally I have a day where I can putter around the house and not run hither and dither.


Yesterday I attended my Shakespeare Club Afternoon Tea. This year was extra special as it was my first as an official member instead of just a guest. We had a very good time and I actually got to meet Shakespeare!
(sorry for the blurriness of this photo...)


He was portrayed by Robert Clover-Brown a*k*a The Shakespeare Man. Click HERE to read more about this amazing performer...



It was nice to dress up for a change considering when I go to work I am usually wearing slacks so I can wear my braces. I actually wore a skirt, blouse, my pearl earrings and necklace. I felt like queen for a day, lol.

Here are some other pics from yesterday:

This is our Club President Mattie Crockett, who does a wonderful job!
Some fellow club members and guests


The kitchen where a TON of food was waiting to feed the hordes...


Mr Clover-Brown performing for us


Hope everyone has had a great week so far. Nicole is out of school tomorrow for Good Friday so we will be sleeping in after I get the hubby off to work. We are also going out to dinner tomorrow night with our friend David , who will be in town for a few days. My mom also comes home from California tomorrow and I am anxious to have her home and safe, no matter how much fun she is having there!

Talk to ya'll later!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm Still Here!

Wow, seems like forever since I was able to sit and do a post.  I've been a busy little bunny these past few days.  

After last Fridays dancing insanity my legs have calmed down enough to let me walk normal again. I worked around the house all day Sunday, then worked all day Monday and Tuesday at school.  Yesterday was by far the most boring day of this week.  I was a TAKS sub - usually meaning bathroom duty.  Only one boy and girl in their respective bathroom at a time.  They are also not allowed to talk in line while waiting.  I had boys and girls doing the pee pee dance in line and would constantly have to tell whoever was in there to move it or the people in the hall would lose it! That would not have been pretty.

You may have noticed that I changed the look of my blog once again, however it was not by choice.  When I did my last post I noticed I couldn't see the words  - thought it was just my nutso computer but then a few of you emailed me and said you couldn't see them either.  
I just quickly got a regular blogger template which works for now, maybe will try to find another one that I like better - I'm not really a polka dotty type person.

Yesterday when I got home from work I baked about 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies to take to the Shakespeare Club Tea today.  I will try to get some pictures and post them tomorrow.
I've always enjoyed going to these, but this will be my first time as an official member.  

I do have to admit I'm both jealous and happy for my mother right now.  Last Friday she jetted off to California with her twin sister and BIL.  So far she has called me everyday, after they've been on Santa Monica Pier, window shopped on Rodeo Drive, went to tour all the beautiful homes and mansions in Beverly Hills, and went to Graumans Chinese Theater.  
They are having a wonderful time and are due back this coming Friday.  

I know my MIL is not coming up for Easter this weekend due to her still being sick.  The trip up here would really take its toll on her so I'm missing her but glad she is taking care of herself.  We haven't seen her since Christmas so we do want to see her ASAP though.   

One of our friends that lives in Oklahoma is coming into town for about 4 days for business so we will invite him over Saturday for a nice dinner and visit, then afterhe leaves probably sit and watch The Tne Commandements.  We as a family watch that movie every year.  It's our Easter tradition.  We will probably also take Nicole and go see the new Hannah Montana movie.

So what Easter Traditions do you follow?

I hope everyone has been having a great week and will post more soon!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quickie Update

Happy Saturday Morning to all ofyou out there in bloggy land. I don't normally post on the weekends, but since I had to work yesterday - here I am!

Forgot to shut the stupid alarm clock off this morning so it buzzed at550am - luckily I was able to roll back over and sleep till around 715 or so. Got up, let the dogs out, fed them , let them out again and I just put our breakfast in the oven - pillsbury cinnamon rolls - YUMMY! although I'm going to be the onoy one eating them hot out of the oven me thinks, since rest of family is still sawing them some ZZZzzzzzzzzsssssss.

My mom jetted off to California yesterday with her twin sister and brother in law. They have tickets to go to the Price is Right and something else , sorry can't remember at this time. My mom said they were planning on wearing matching T-shirts to the Price is Right.

I had to work all day yesterday. But it was an interesting day to say the least. First I was subbing for the elementary art teacher, which I"ve done before - no biggy. BUT, and this is a big but... Fridays the kids don't actually go to their specials classes... (i.e. art, music, computers or gym) - it is free move friday or some such title like that....
They all meet in the auditorium, one grade at a time and DANCE. For the little kids, silly little songs, for the older ones, more current dance songs.
Now, I love to dance, but I'm not in my 20s anymore. I put my braces on yesterday hoping they would help me walk a bit better through the day. I wound up having a blast but am very sore this morning.
We did everything from the ChaCha Slide, to the Cupid Shuffle. Then cue up YMCA, and the Macarena, lmao. Then some silly songs like Pizza love and the Hokey Pokey.

Usually when they played the Cupid Shuffle for the kindergardners, it was free dance time. The music teacher and I , along with one of the PE coaches actually tried to teach them the actual dance, each one of us had a ton of kids holding hands with us and were trying to teach them - they were sooo cute!

We didn't have first grade though since yesterday was their field trip to the Aquarium. That was the reason I subbed to begin with because the Art teacher has a first grader and she went with them. I think Nicoles field trip is on the 21st of this month.

Next week will be busy too. I am scheduled to work all day Monday and Tuesday , then my annual Shakespeare Club Tea is Wednesday. This is my first time to go as an annual member and I am excited!

Well , the cinnamon rolls are done , so I'm going to go eat mine. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Life Color

You Color Your Life With Vibrant Warmth
You are light hearted and have a sunny disposition. You live a life of gratitude.
You are open and adventurous. You're interested in young people and what's new in the world.

You don't carry any emotional baggage with you through life. What's done is done, and you've moved on.
You start every day fresh. You are optimistic about what's to come.