Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday , Dane!

Tomorrow is my husband's 48th birthday and T and I are going to make his favorite cake today..carrot cake. Don't worry, I am going to buy a cake mix because I am no good at baking!! Besides, it is the thought that counts, right??? Let's hope so!!! Other than that, I have been so busy this week with contractors working on the house, yard work, etc, that I have had to neglect my blog, but maybe I will be back to normal next week! It is the weekend, so I am glad to be able to get some r&r for a few days anyway. I am hoping the rain will hold off so that we can enjoy being outside for a few days.
Oh well, Happy Birthday hon..I am off to get your tags renewed!! I love you!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help, my child thinks I am stupid!!

Tonight I decided to help my child with her homework, as I could tell that she was struggling with her math. To my surprise, she declined my offer and told me that I did not understand how to do the math, and that her teacher showed her how to do the problems right, and that I was showing her the wrong way!! I told her that I went to college and worked for one of the most prominent law enforcement agencies in the world..that I certainly picked up an education somewhere in my life's journey!! Her comment was, "well, they didn't teach you how to do fractions with mixed denominators!" Not to be outdone by my child, I quickly worked the math problems and checked my work on the answers were right. I showed the results to her!Still, she said I did the formula wrong!! My comment to her was that as long as you showed your work, and got the right answer, that it did not matter how you arrived at the right answer! She just rolled her eyes and buried her head in the book!! Speechless from her gestures, I threw the book on the desk and walked outside for air. When I came back in, she handed me her Latin book and told me to quiz her!! I felt extremely stupid at this point because I had no idea of how to pronounce the words in the Latin book. I never took Latin!! I tried to do my best, and finally swallowed my pride when I was corrected on every word by a sixth grader!!!!!!! She gave me a somewhat lopsided grin and said, oh well, you don't know Latin either, so I will quiz myself!! So tomorrow, I am going to show her that I am not stupid! I am going to the book store and buy a Latin language learning tape(do they make those??) and so the next time I will be prepared to study with a sixth grader for her Latin test!! My husband found our conversation funny, and asked her to get me to help her with her spelling words...I won't even tell you what happened then!! HA!! We had a Dan Quayle moment (potato/potatoe)!! This was not funny!! Will my child ever think that I am worthy to be her mom??? Stay tuned!! Stubbornness runs in the family...I think this child got a double dose!!!! Or maybe I am just stupid and she is the only one willing to tell me the truth!!

Sunny Day Drawing

This is a drawing that T made for us. I thought it was a good post today since it looks like the perfect day!! I wanted to post a picture of my husband since his birthday is Saturday, but I could not get the pictures up on the network because our server is down, so maybe later!! Enjoy!

Another Beautiful Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is another gift from God...beautiful. Everything is in bloom, and even though the sneezes are abundant, I am not complaining because it is just nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the garden and fresh air!!! Bear is in heaven, as he has been sleeping most of the morning on his outside bed. I bought him some fried chicken from Kroger for a treat, and he didn't even wake up to eat it!! I went over and poked him to make sure he was still breathing!! HA!! Luckily for me, he was, and I hand carried his chicken to him. He ate the whole breast in two bites and then proceeded to put the bone in the lining of his bed! As usual!! He hides the bones in case another dog comes into the yard, or he wants another taste later, or until he has the energy to dig a hole to China to bury the bone!! Because of this, I have spent most of the year buying bed after bed! The other night, D gave him a steak bone, and he destroyed the bed on the deck, and sure enough, the bone was under all the fluff when I started to throw it in the garbage! I yelled at Dane, but I am just as guilty!! Thank goodness, Walgreen's sells cheap dog beds for $10!! I think it is hilarious, although I scold him and make him sleep on the garage floor for a day without his bed~ I am a mean mommy!!!!!!! At least, that is what T tells me! Anyway, he is beginning to get used to the house, I think. That is a relief as I have been afraid he would eat up the neighborhood kids! Over the weekend, they were all in my yard, and he did not even bark at them! Maybe I can keep him after all. D has stopped threatening me with giving Bear away because the last time he ranted, I made it clear to him that he would go before my dog!! Not that he believes me, but it is a good comeback!! HA!! One night a few years ago, D was ranting because bear scratched the wood door, and T was in tears. D asked T point blank if she wanted her dad or her dog. T's response was.. "Dad, I have to think about that!!" HA!!!! I had to leave the room on that one to hid my laughter!!! If that didn't put him in his place, then I don't know what will, huh?
Anyway, the school year is rapidly coming to a close and it is getting harder for T to concentrate on anything other than the outdoors. I am having a really hard time getting her to study, and an even harder time getting her up and ready for school. I am getting excited about the summer and all the things we can do now that we don't have to house hunt this summer!! I am looking forward to seeing family members and doing some mini vacations! Until tomorrow..enjoy the beautiful weather!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008


Today is another beautiful day. I planted some lillies and gardenia bushes in a planter's box that D made for me in the backyard. Bear is outside enjoying the shade today..the deck was too hot for him, so I thought he'd enjoy being out back with me. I also put out my hummingbird feeders and birdhouses, as the birds are all out this year. I have noticed birds flying around the deck and they seem to be responding to my birds inside! Weird, but very nice to look at through the kitchen window. I have noticed the bird seed disappearing in the feeders and also a few nest in my ferns.
I called my Aunt Gert today. She is in the hospital after a spell last week. She seemed to be a little better, although they are still running test on her. I hope and pray that she will be better soon, and out of the hospital. My Grandmother is somewhat better today, but still very weak and Hospice is still checking on her condition with her heart.
The neighborhood kids have been playing softball in my backyard over the weekend. I guess my yard is the safest in relation to windows, etc. because of the woods and golf course. T was blistered today on her face and arms, but she enjoyed the game, and did well against the boys in the game!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Meme for Good Company

I was tagged by Good Company to do a meme. Here are the rules:
1.When tagged place the name and URL on your blog.
2.Post rules on your blog.
3.Write 7 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Name 7 of your favorite blogs.
5.Send an email comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.
Here are 7 non-important things/habits/quirks about myself:
1.I am a neat freak and somewhat compulsive when it comes to things out of place.
2.I eat chocolate when I am upset.
3.I sleep with my feet uncovered..if the covers touch my feet, I wake up!
4.I set my clock 15 minutes faster so that I am not late.
5.I pour coke over my cocoa krispies instead of milk.
6.I don't eat butter on my bread.
7.I will not drink out of a can without a straw.

7 of my favorite blogs:(only have 5..sorry)
1. Good Company
3.cakes by Kelsie