Friday, August 21, 2009

The first day of school

Oh my goodness!! Yesterday was the first day of school for me. I haven't been in soo many years I had no idea what to expect. I took on 5 classes this semester, which is alot. I hadn't gotten my loans yet so I haven't been able to get books. I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to be able to get books! My first assignments are due next week! So I'm freaking out a little bit.

I go ahead and look at my classes and notice they have power points on the chapters. So I look at the power point on my first class. The quiz's you can only take once and you have a 45 minute time limit, and if you do not have anything marked on the quiz and try and close it, it's a zero. I open my first quiz and got all but two answer's correct with the PowerPoint! (I got two answers mixed around)... I'm thinking cool no book!!

I go to the next one and it has a PowerPoint as well. I spend an hour copying the power point down and I'm getting a 100% for sure on this one!! I open up the quiz and to my horror there are no questions on this quiz that are on this power point!!! I'm in trouble!! Of course I can't close it or it's a zero, I'm going to have to guess. I guess and only get a 50%!! I am soo mad at myself!! Hopefully it doesn't take me long at all to get that grade up.

I think I'm going to have to drop a class because you need some sort of Microsoft Office and I don't have $300 to get it or the financial aid... :( Hopefully I can get it worked out. I'm really trying to reach my goal of getting in Associates in Accounting in two years. I guess we will just have to cross our fingers...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hot Summer Days/Nights

Last night I had this great idea! I had the idea of playing Hide and Go Seek in the dark with the kids. Best idea of the summer I think. It wasn't too hot, it was perfect! We even got my husband to play. It was funny because he was it first, and he thought I had hide right around the corner (I was actually behind a bush further back). He jumped out from in front of the house growling like a bear, thinking he had just scared me and my daughter. Actually the only thing he did was make me crack up, because he did that and no one was there, but I did have front row seats to it. Ha Ha!

My husband is a pretty good size guy. He is 6'4 and about 200 pounds of muscle, and here he is trying to hide behind a tree! So here is this tree, with an obvious person sticking out from behind it. Then of course, I found the perfect hiding spot! They couldn't find me for nothing! In order to hide there again, I kind of walked out when nobody was paying attention and showed up right beside them. They kept asking me where I was, but I'll never tell :)

We played that game for a good hour, and it was about 9:30 so the kids were in their PJ's. We sure did tire them out though, once we went inside and put them to bed we didn't hear one sound. Then today, I was just relaxing at home sitting on the porch doing a crossword puzzle for a good while. It was soo nice out!! This weather is weird here, one day it's in the 70's the next in the 100's. Wish it would make up it's mind. Today it's in the 80'.

I took the kids to a water park and after an hour they were ready to go home. Now they are sitting around watching the Disney Channel. I swear, you can't get them outside for anything! When I was little I use to be outside from sun up to sun down, especially during the summers. Heck, I go outside more than the kids do. That's insane, but so true. It's like a punishment when I say "ok guys lets go outside and play." Lol!! The say it's too hot! Those crazy kids... but you gotta love them :) Me, I will still sit outside doing crosswords or read a book. I love summer days and summer nights!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Back to School!! Even for me...

Next week my son walks in to Middle School for the first time. The fear in me is intense! I worry about him and how others will treat him. I have always worried about him, it seems that people like to pick on him. Even in Kindergarten, a first grade girl punched him the month. First grade two boys jumped him. Ok, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade not much happen. Last year a girl kept hitting him in the back of the head, and a 3rd grader hit him in the month with a piece of snow that was actually ice! I know what you are thinking, but he actually didn't start any of them. He's one of those kids that is shy and easy to pick on. He doesn't stick up for himself. When the kid hit him with the ice, he actually said "mom, he didn't know it was ice it's ok." Wow, what a sport!

See he got bit in the face by a pit-bull when he was 5 years old. He had to have plastic surgery on the left side of his month and eye. You can clearly see the scare and it makes him self conscious. So heck yeah I worry about him!! He's such a sweet kid too, but I have to let him grow up and fight his own battles (hopefully he doesn't have any this year). We do live next to a kid that will be in 7th grade, and he agreed to look after him. Not sure how well though. I'm just a mom, loving their child unconditionally, what can i say. :)

Then I have my 3 year old starting pre-school!! Oh my how things change so quickly... I don't have to worry about her much, only that she will be the bully!! Ha, Ha, she's completely different than my soon, a sweet girl, just not shy at all. She will be my trouble maker I think. Hopefully not too bad! She defiantly has a mind of her own...

Next is me, starting my first year of college. I'm very nervous with this as it's been about 12 years since I've been to school. I also took on 5 classes, which everyone tells me how crazy I am. Yeah, I know I say, but honestly I don't know. The quicker I get it done, the faster I will have my degree is my saying. I'm going to try and be an accountant, just like my mother in law. We will have to see how it all goes. As for right now, I'm getting ready to enjoy the last of mine and my kids summer... Hope everyone is having a good one!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Our Benefit

We are getting ready for our 6th Annual Benefit in memory of my little brother for Muscular Dystrophy. My mom and sister are going around their home town getting donations as I type. My job is to get the band, and start email the radio stations. One year a country station actually called me and did an interview over the phone at 6:30 in the morning. They didn't warn me so it was a complete surprise!! A good one of course!!

These are our events, this past weekend we had our Co-Ed All Night Softball tournament. Had a great turn out!! Then Friday, August 21, we have a Texas-Hold em Poker Tournament. We give away prized to the last 8 still playing. I think our first place reward is $1,000 this year. Which is great with the way the economy is going. That's usually a bunch guys in a smoke filled room... Fun :). The big event is on the 22nd! We have bowling from 12 pm-12 am. My dad actually owns the bowling alley so we don't have to rent anything out. There will also be a Taco/Enchilada sale from an owner of a fabulous Mexican restaurant. Great door prizes every half hour, and the big price is a 32 inch flat screen T.V.!! We also have all kinds of other awesome prizes. Then at night, we have a band that comes and plays until midnight. They are great!!! They've come down and played for us every year for nothing...

The greatest thing about it, is that my family keeps absolutely nothing!! Every last dime, to the concessions, raffles, water's, you name it, goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Of course it does!!!! We have dedicated our lives to help find a cure for the past 6 years! I know we probably should have started a long time ago when my brother was still alive, but we were in COMPLETE denial. Until the inevitable happened! We are doing something about it now and I know that it truly makes a difference... Let's not let families and most of all the kids suffer any more, is my way of thinking. We WILL find a cure one day, and I can proudly say that my family and everyone who supported us was a huge help. Makes us feel good to know we are apart of something great :) So wish us good look on our journey this year!! We try to beat our goal every year, so this year we have to get more than $12,000... Keep your fingers crossed for the people who can not cross theirs.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Busy Weekend

I know it's been a while since I've been on here, but I've been busy. All last week, one by one, every member in my house got the stomach flu. First was my 3 year old, she was a champ with it, but I had to stay up all night with her. She would ran to the bathroom and do her business, and then be fine and go back and lay down until it was time to go again. My 11 year old was worse! He got sick and every time he would go to the bathroom he would bang on the door yelling "mom!" I would run over there and he would be saying how there is something wrong, and hold my hand. He would cry and want to me to lay with him in bed. It was just strange how my 3 year old took it better than he did.

Friday rolls around and I get it! Not bad, actually I didn't throw up at all, just had a bad stomach acke. I got lucky!! Friday night my husband got it just as bad as the kids. He was up all night long, and then went to work the next morning. Now he's a trooper!! Not only that, but we had an All Night Softball Tournament we had to attend Saturday night. He made it until 5 am with that one, need to say he was exhausted Sunday!! Oh, and Sunday at 10 am he actually made it to his baseball game!!

So, now everyone is better, thank goodness. Saturday night we had our Annual Michael Day Memorial C0-Ed Softball Tournament to Benefit MDA. We had a great turn out, and made lots of money!!! This is what we do every year in honor of my late brother. Those all night games are tough!! I only made it until 5, but the rest of my family made it until it was over at 7 am. I had to go pick up the baby so I needed to get a little rest before my day started with her. She ended up going to my cousin's house for the night. She's only been around her twice so she ended up freaking out on her!! She is only 3 months old, so I didn't think she would be aware of her mom and dad not being around yet. She cried for an hour straight, wouldn't take her bottle, wouldn't take anything!! Finally my cousin called me and I had to go get her. I got there and held her, she calmed down and drank her bottle. Then I stayed until she passed out. After that she never knew I had left. I still wasn't sure if it was us she wanted or she had a bad tummy acke.

The next day I took her over to my parents house where my sister and her boys were, and my cousin from Texas was in town so she and her two kids were there. I tell you what, every time someone picked her up she started crying!! Not even my mom could hold her!! So weird!! My sister thinks that it dramatised her when she went to my cousins, and now she thinks every time someone holds her I am leaving again. I felt so bad!! I still can't believe she is doing this at 3 months, I thought maybe 6 months, but not 3!! I guess I was wrong. Not sure what to do with this, my other kids were never like that. Not even know, heck half the time they would rather be at my sisters, or my parents, not with me!! Oh well, I guess I just won't be able to leave her very much. I'm fine with that :)