Thursday, December 18, 2008


I can't believe it is almost Christmas! Where has this year gone? The whole month has been nothing but rain and snow, yuck! I'm ready for Spring already. Guess I'm just out of luck on that one.

December 4th was Aurea's birthday, so we had McDonald's for dinner. That child could live for the rest of her life off of nothing but chicken nuggets if I let her! That was her birthday treat. We had her party on Saturday, despite the first big snow of the season. Now Kevin's car broke down the week before so keep in mind we had this car (Kia) less than a week and still had dealer tags when getting ready for the birthday party. We were driving on a the next street up from our house and waiting at a red light to turn left. A Ford F150 fishtailed in the rear side of our car! Thankfully, nobody was hurt and it only scuffed the car (amazingly), but Kevin was really upset about the car. Not to mention it set us back. The police merely said to get each other's information and go on since nobody was hurt and there were wrecks everywhere.

We managed to get the cake picked up and to get to the birthday party with no further issues. The party was at Gattitown and almost everyone showed up, despite the snow and ice. I was impressed. My parents even drove up for the party. Aurea loved her Hannah Montana cake and all of the presents. Then, the kids split up throughout the game room and proceeded to be wild and crazy. Unlike last year, Aurea actually got on the bumper cars this time and had a ball. It was fun, but when we finally got home, Kevin and I curled up on the couch (after undoing a million twist ties) and Aurea went upstairs to play.

Aurea started Upward Cheerleading the following week. She is really excited. We got the uniforms at practice Tuesday night and now all she wants to do is dance around the house in her uniform practicing! It's really cute though.

Adam starts indoor soccer at the YMCA next month. I'm not really sure why he wants to play since he's never really liked soccer, but if it's something to try and he wants to do something different, go for it.

I had 3 of my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday. One was just pulled, the other two were extracted and then pulled. I'm still sore and ready for the pain to go away. I'm glad tomorrow is Friday, maybe I can rest and finally feel better this weekend.

I'm almost done Christmas shopping, hopefully I can finish this weekend. I hope everyone else is done or almost done as well. If not, be careful, it's chaotic out there!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Mine went well, although very unusual. Normally, I drive back to Glasgow and have dinner at my grandmother's home with the whole extended family. Then, we have a full day and get all tired and have to drive back. I didn't do that this year.

Adam wanted to have Thanksgiving with the whole extended bunch, so he got to do so. Aurea and I stayed in Lexington and had Thanksgiving dinner with Kevin's family instead. It was much quieter than I'm used to. There were only seven of us, whereas I'm used to a house full of noise and chaos and many more people. Also, there was no football game or anything I'm used to on Thanksgiving.

This is not to say these are bad things, they are merely different than I'm used to on this holiday. We still had a great meal and everyone was really nice.

I picked Adam up on Friday morning and brought him to Lexington. We didn't do much for the weekend - I'm not a Black Friday kind of person, but we had a nice weekend anyway. He had a friend stay over Saturday night and let me tell you, two 13-year-old boys can demolish a chocolate cake and eat everything in sight!

I was glad to have four days off from work and to be able to spend time with the kids. I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving also.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I have an editor

I mentioned before that I was working on a book about Multiple Sclerosis that has been several years in the making. I finally reached a point where I was ready for an editor. The good news, I found one! Thank you Damama for your help, your links and advice truly paid off. I now have an editor and she sent my first round of edits to me yesterday. Some of them are simple clarifications and/or revisions and some will entail some more work. Regardless, this dream of mine is finally coming to light. I am extremely excited about how things are coming together. A couple more rounds of editing and I'll be ready to submit to a publisher. If anyone has any suggestions on this other than randomly sending my manuscript to every publisher in the country, it would be greatly appreciated. Either way, I am really happy and glad to see my hard work is finally paying off. Thank you.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My job

I finally landed a job I love in September. I am now working at the University of Kentucky in the Undergraduate Education research department. My supervisor is a wonderful woman who is not only easy to get along with, but also understanding about family life. She is willing to work with me on meetings and appointments during the day. Although my position is temporary, it is guaranteed until Dec. 2009. Hopefully, it will become permanent in July when the new Fiscal budget comes out and the department grant is renewed. If not, I will be eligible for other positions within the university. Regardless, I finally have a gym membership where I take Yogilates, dental insurance (my wisdom teeth come out Dec. 12) and vision insurance (I get glasses next week). I hope to stay here for years to come and I am finally able to be proactive about my health. Now just to get permanent so I can have health insurance!

On a personal note, Adam turned 13 on Halloween! I am now officially the mother of a teenager! He acted like one before then, but now it's official. We went haunted housing to Nightmare Haunted House, Trail of Terror, and Terror on Tates Creek. The first and last were great, the middle was a huge waste of time and money. Regardless, we had a blast. Nov. 1st I threw him a surprise party at the house with an Ohio State theme (his favorite football team). Three of his friends stayed the night and they had a great time playing football and XBOX 360.

Aurea is getting ready to turn 7. Hopefully, I can update again before her birthday, but we are having her party on Dec. 6th. She is really excited about the party. She is also on the academic team at school and starting Upward Cheerleading in December.

We have had some family issues since moving back, but I won't get into my dysfunctional family issues. All-in-all, we are doing well. I love my job and Lexington and the kids are doing great.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

What is wrong with this world?

I went to pick Aurea up from school on Thursday as usual. No big deal, until I pulled into the parking lot and saw several police cruisers and five or so policemen standing at the front of the building.

Aurea got in the car and told me the school was on lockdown because the police were "chasing the bad boy." She is 6-years-old, so that is really all I got from her. The note home from the school explained it a little better, but here is the newspaper article on it (I've taken out the names of the schools and stuff though).

Posted on Thu, Sep. 25, 2008

Two (local) schools sent letters home with students Thursday following separate incidents: a brief lockdown after fourth-graders allegedly saw a man with a weapon and a high school student's "personal medical emergency."

______ Elementary School was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes Thursday after some fourth-grade students reported seeing a man with a weapon as they were going inside after afternoon recess, according to a news release.

School district officials and (local) police determined the facility was safe after a search of the building and surrounding grounds. An investigation continues.

"We are very proud of the students who did the right thing by alerting adults to the situation and we want to remind our kids that anytime they have any safety concerns they should tell an adult immediately," said a news release from the school district.

Meanwhile, at ____________ High School, an ambulance was called after a student experienced a "personal medical emergency" Thursday morning.

The district said privacy laws prevent them from sharing more details, but said rumors that the students was a victim of violence or criminal activity are untrue.

Okay, the kids did the right thing by reporting the adult with the weapon. I'm also glad the school was put on lockdown so they could check for danger. However, the police stayed the rest of the day, well past 45 minutes to ensure safety. I'm also glad they were being cautious. What bothers me is that a man with a weapon would even be near an elementary school in the first place! It also bothers me that the school didn't call parents.

Some of my friends think I'm overreacting and can't expect the school to call every single parent in this type of situation, especially when no danger was found. That might be true, but it doesn't make me feel any better. Especially the parts about no danger found yet the investigation continues. What does that mean? Does that mean the man existed but left before being apprehended and could come back? The kids were out Friday for records day so should I worry about a repeat incident on Monday? Should I be freaking out or am I overreacting?

A similiar incident happened at an elementary school in Pensecola, FL on Wed. A high school boy was arrested in Oklahoma City on Tues. for bringing a gun to school.

Nobody seems to have these answers. I just know I don't like the situation and it scares me to pull up to my daughter's school and find cops everywhere!

The world is insane and it is extremely scary. Sorry if I'm overprotective, but I think I have reason to be. Something is seriously wrong with the world today.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm back

Obviously, it has been quite some time since I last updated my blog. I have actually been reading the blogs of my friends and fellow bloggers, I just have not had time to respond to each one. I have been keeping up though! I moved back to Lexington in July and I've been using the internet at the library ever since. Unfortunately, the library has time limits so I have not posted or responded like I wanted. I've had way too much to do in a very short time.

We finally got internet back at home on Friday, my 30th birthday! OMG I cannot believe I turned 30, it does not even seem possible. Kevin made it a very romantic birthday though. I got lots of new clothes so I had a new outfit to wear out. Then, we went to Red Lobster for dinner where I received a gold and diamond necklace, it is absolutely beautiful! Then, he took me to Comedy Off Broadway. I love comedy clubs, I laughed until I cried! Then, yesterday I got a manicure and pedicure! I certainly got spoiled this weekend. It makes getting older a little more bearable!!

The kids are doing great. Adam is almost 13 and talks about football constantly. His favorite team (besides his school of course) is Ohio State. Aurea is 6 and loves first grade. She is back at the school where she started with her old friends. Her best friend lives across the street now so I feel like I have two daughters! It's great though because they are always playing with each other and being occupied.

I'm enjoying being back in Lexington and having a fresh start. I miss talking to everyone and hopefully I'll be able to update more often now. Talk to everyone soon.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my blogger friends! Today has been a nice day. I got up and had coffee with my parents this morning. Aurea made a board with clothespins attached to the front and magnets on the back. I can now put it on the refrigerator and hang notes, how sweet! She also made a beautiful card with a poem and her handprints. My parents bought me a T-shirt.

The kids and I went out to Los Mariachis for dinner the other night in celebration. It was really nice, just the three of us. The food was great, but the service was awful. The margarita was good though! LOL

Anyway, after our coffee, I had to get ready and go to work. My family had a Mother's Day lunch so my dad brought me a plate at work. I love my daddy!! Yes, I still call him that even though I'm grown up! It was really sweet.

Fortunately, I got off work at 5 and was able to come home and relax. Adam gave me a Mother's Day card. It was one of those where you record your voice and then it plays music.

I have the greatest children! I hope everyone else has had a great day too.

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

My links

My apologies to anyone who noticed that my links and titles didn't all match. I have checked them and believe they are now all fixed. If anyone notices that I missed one, please let me know. It is certainly unintentional. The only thing I couldn't fix though, my computer won't do the upside down question mark. :( I'm sorry.

Otherwise, my life is about the same. Still working and taking care of the kids. School is fast coming to an end, so I'm preparing for summer vacation and all of the extra time around here.

The Derby was bittersweet today. Living in Kentucky, the Derby is a huge event. I was glad to see Big Brown win, but really sorry Eight Belles had to be put down afterwards.

Okay, that's my short and sweet post for the night. Take care all.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Stranger Safety

Note: Make sure your children are not reading over your shoulder before reading this!

I got the kids up for school yesterday morning as usual, no big deal. Aurea kept talking about strangers though and I wasn't sure why, but we've talked about not taking candy from strangers and knowing what to do if one approaches her. This being said, I didn't think too much about it.

Aurea takes her time doing everything in the mornings. Normally, I send her on out to the car while Adam and I are getting our shoes on cause I know she might actually make it down the deck stairs by the time we get out the door. However, yesterday I sent her out and she stopped on the stairs and started crying and screaming that she was scared.

I just looked at her in shock and was like, "Scared of what!" She said she was scared a stranger was going to kidnap and kill her. I was shocked! I got her to the car and asked her why she was scared of something like that.

Apparently, the D.A.R.E. officer came to school and did a program on Stranger Safety for the kindergarten classes. She was scared to get out of the car at school because she was afraid someone would grab her. When I got home, my mom informed me that the day before after school (I was at work) she went out to swing in the backyard, but wanted the back door open so we could hear her scream if a stranger came in the yard to get her!

I was appalled, so I called the school. I asked her teacher what this officer told these kids because he obviously did not tailor his message to the minds of 5 and 6-year-old children! She said he never said anything about children getting killed. She said he spoke about safety and some of the children started talking about kids being kidnapped and killed by strangers.

I have a problem with this! How do these kids know these things? Do parents really tell their kids about strangers by telling them they will be kidnapped and murdered in their own homes? Do they let these young children watch news reports of kidnappings? Or did the officer really include too much information for my daughter's sensitive ears to process?

I am confused! The teacher assured me she and the aide would talk to the children and try to clarify some of the confusion. In the meantime, I told Aurea last night I was going downstairs while she finished eating but I would be back upstairs in a few minutes to get her bath ready. She flipped out and refused to stay upstairs even though Adam was in his room. She went downstairs with me. My daughter is terrified to even be alone in a room in the house now, thanks DARE officer and fellow kindergarten students!

I tried to explain to her that she didn't need to be terrified. I'm not really sure how to alleviate her fears though without making her think that doesn't happen. I know it does, but I don't want her to be unable to live out of fear. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feeling better

I am feeling much better. Thank you to those who asked. I started my job on Thursday. So far, it is going really well. I like the job and the people I work with. That always makes a big difference. I won't say I love it, too early for that, but I am liking it. I also like getting to be the boss! No, I don't have a big head. It's just nice to finally have a position of authority. I've trained other servers when waiting tables and I managed a gas station briefly. This is much better. I get to make decisions about the store, do paperwork, and I'm in charge of hiring/firing my associates. Not to mention, I get 40% off all merchandise, that doesn't hurt either! We'll see how things go, but for right now, I'm not complaining.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I'm trying to write something today because I have gotten in a bad habit of not doing so. However, I really don't feel well today. I was up most of the night and let's just say I didn't feel well then either!

Thank you to everyone for the comments and still reading despite the fact that I'm not keeping up well. To Lisa, my book is about Multiple Sclerosis. My aunt died in 2004 from the horrible disease, so it's about her as well as MS in general. Thank you for asking.

I think I have a new job. The lady keeps telling me that anyway, but she has yet to tell me when to actually start! Go figure. Anyway, (assuming I ever actually start) I will be the Store Manager for a local clothing/shoe store called Underground Attitude.

The kids are at school, but they are doing good. Monday was hard on them since it was the first day back after Spring Break. Aurea especially was irritable and not wanting to listen!

Well, I guess that's it for now. Thanks for listening.

Monday, April 7, 2008

I'm a carousel

I took Damama's quiz and my results are below:

You Are a Carousel

You are young at heart and a truly playful person. No one would ever accuse you of taking life too seriously.

You are definitely in things for the fun. You find joy easily, and you are often building up anticipation for your next adventure.

In relationships, you tend to want to be babied and taken care of.

And while you may be a bit high maintenance, you are incredibly loyal.

Your life is simple and satisfying. Each day you treat yourself to something you enjoy.

You have a lot of emotional attachments, and experiences are extra vivid to you.

You tend to be nostalgic and sentimental. The past is important to you.

Comfortable around all living things, you have a special connection to animals and children.

At your best, you are whimsical, free spirited, and creative.

Even if your schemes seem a bit strange, they usually work out wonderfully.

At your worst, you are spoiled, demanding, and impossible to satisfy.

You've been known to act like a brat if you aren't getting your way!

I really don't think this fits me, but I took the quiz twice and got the same answer, so I guess it must fit somewhat!

Anyway, I spent the weekend in Lexington with friends and Aurea got to visit her grandmother. I miss it there so much. I thought moving back to Glasgow would be "coming home." While I do have friends and family here, it's not the same anymore. I miss my life there. Of course, that's easier to say now that I'm almost entirely out of debt and back on my feet! I'm just really torn. Except for coming home to my son, I had no desire to leave yesterday. It was hard.

On a lighter note, my book is nearing completion. It's not done yet, but I'm getting close. I just have no idea where to even begin looking to get it published. If anybody has any suggestions on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring Break

My children have been on Spring Break this week and it's been an interesting week. They are getting bored though, I think they are ready to go back to school Monday, even though I'm sure they will whine and complain when it gets here.

Monday I took Adam to the movies. We went to see "Superhero Movie." It was funny, but certainly not something I would take little ones to see. It was mostly making fun of Spiderman. At any rate, it was just the two of us. As the big brother, Adam rarely gets that one-on-one time with mom so it was a nice break for us both. He actually thanked and hugged me, which is unusual for him since he's 12 and embarrassed by me most of the time. We had a fun afternoon together though.

Tuesday morning Adam left with my sister and nephew to go Sandusky Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio. Aurea and I stayed behind. So I gave her time by going to the mall and Toys'R'Us. She didn't buy much, but she had a blast. She quickly realized the mall did not have a toy store. After getting a beanie baby and a T-shirt, we headed to Toys'R'Us. That made her day more than anything else we could have done, and it was just the two of us.

We didn't do much yesterday but relax at home. I did some cleaning and job searching, she did some playing. We did go get her bangs cut, they really needed it!

This morning, my son and nephew got in, so we now have three kids in the house throwing balls and creating craziness. Yeah, the quiet of one child for a couple of days was nice, but I did miss the boys. I'm glad they had fun and I love them, but I think I'm ready for them to go back to school!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My crazy life

The good news is: I'm almost out of debt!! I am so excited, you have no idea! I moved back in with my parents because I was having trouble making ends meet as a single mom in Lexington. I was less than excited about it, but it really has helped me financially. Not to mention, the lovely IRS gave me a nice tax refund this year! I am so over credit card debt! With the exception of my student loans and one major hospital bill (3 days in the hospital + no insurance = huge hospital bill), all of my debts are paid off! Now I can make payments on the other two and it is at least manageable debt, before it was chaos and debt collectors out the ying-yang. No more, I heard "paid in full" several times yesterday and literally started jumping for joy!

The bad news is: The drama won't go away. I knew there was a reason I hated small towns! Everybody knows everybody else and everything you've done since the day you were born! My ex-husband likes to start stuff with me. If that wasn't enough, Shawn and I broke up because it just wasn't working, nothing major. Then, he turned psycho! I got over 500 rude/crude text messages from him in 5 days and he posted my picture and phone number along with some other comments on a social networking site for all the world to see (his page is public). I got them removed by the site administrator, but they were up long enough for me to get a few phone calls from a couple of guys believing the trash! This is crazy, I thought I was out of high school! It's really aggravating.

Anyway, the kids are doing well. Adam loves it here and never wants to leave Memaw and grandpa's house. Aurea despises it here and begs daily to move back to Lexington. Since I can't please them both, I'm just taking it one day at a time and whatever happens, happens.

I quit my job. I loved the girls and being there for them, but the hours were too much. My checks for 108 hours in two weeks were nice, but I never got to see my own children. When my son started texting me just to say "hi" and "I love you" I knew enough was enough. So I went to pick up my check Friday and the girls were outside playing volleyball. They yelled for me so I went to give side hugs and say goodbye. Apparently, that is not allowed, I got run off after that because it's against HIPPA or something (even though I know their stories already). At any rate, I did get to say goodbye to most of them.

Friday, March 21, 2008

No Air

Okay, I'm in one of my moods. I get in them often, but especially right now when I'm dealing with a lot of drama in my life. I just feel lost and overwhelmed right now. Since I really don't feel like discussing everything, I thought I would post another video. This isn't the official video (embedding was disabled on it), but I like the song!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My deepest admiration

I send my deepest admiration to all parents of more than two children. Don't get me wrong, having two children is very rewarding, I know, I have the best two children a mother could ask for. However, I also babysat my niece and nephew Saturday night. I had a total of four children ages 2, 6, 7, and 12. The entire night was complete chaos! I'm used to knowing where two children are and what they are doing. It usually still leaves me plenty of time to finish the things I need to do (except during football season!).

Four children is another story. Keeper (my nierce, age 2) wanted constant attention and was into everything. Aurea (my daughter, age 6) was acting like a 2-year-old to try to get the attention Keeper was getting. Hunter (my nephew, age 7) was being the loud, rough and tumble, ADHD child that he is. Adam (my son, age 12) was continuing to show the fact that he is going through puberty with the moods and attitudes.

If one child was not crying or screaming, another one was yelling for me to look at this or that stunt on the skateboard or wanting praise over a video game. Adam has learned to scream just because he feels like it. Aurea and Keeper just want attention.

During supper I felt like I was waiting tables again. Each child wanted something different and wanted to be picky. They all wanted something different to drink. After everyone was settled (or so I thought), they needed various condiments.

After supper, they took turns making messes. At one point, the boys went outside to roll around in the mud and become completely disguisting. Adam thought he didn't need a shower after that. Hunter wanted a milkshake. Aurea was tired. Keeper refused to lay down. Finally, Aurea went to bed, Adam agreed to shower (after a nice long lecture), Hunter sat down to a movie, and I rocked Keeper to sleep.

I love all four children, but it was a very chaotic, stressful evening. I could not imagine having to deal with all of that plus sports and stuff on a daily basis. Therefore, I am even more grateful to only have two children. I also send out my deepest admiration to those with four, six, etc. children who are able to do that daily!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My typing skills

58 words

Speed test

Thanks Damama! I'm not as fast as you, but it was still an interesting test!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thank you Damama

Leave it to Damama to figure out my album cover. It should now read: Technocracy. Any of your business? Strange sounding, but it works! LOL

Well, I worked 64.25 hours this week so I haven't even checked my email in a week! If your comments take time to show up, this is why! Sorry, I promise I'm not ignoring anyone.

School was out Friday for in-service, but would have been out anyway. We got 4" of snow! I know that doesn't sound like much to people who are used to much much more, but that is alot for south-central Kentucky! The kids loved it. Aurea had my niece over Thurs. night and Adam had Griffin stay the night. I'm glad they enjoyed it, I got 2 whole hours of sleep and went back to work (we are short-staffed right now)!!

Adam still thinks he's Ryan Scheckler and hoping for a sponsor. Guess the whole Urgent Care thing didn't bother him much! Aurea is just waiting for summer and warmth, I know the feeling.

I haven't talked to anyone much lately -- on here or in person-- so thanks for the patience and I'm sorry this one is so short. I'll try to write again tomorrow.

Monday, March 3, 2008

My album cover

CREATE YOUR OWN ALBUM COVER: An exercise in randomness.

Damama had this on her blog the other day.
Here's what you are supposed to do to create your own album:

Go to……

(The first article title on the page is the name of your band.)

(The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.)

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Technocracy: Any of your business

Okay, I've seen this done on a couple of blogs and they turned out nicely, everything fit together. While the picture of the little girl is adorable, I'm not sure how that fits with Technocracy (bureaucratic government) or what "any of your business" has to do with anything! Oh well, it was a cute post anyway. Thanks for the idea ladies.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Work, work, work

I feel like all I've done lately is work. I had a meeting at work on Tues. Wednesday I worked 8.5 hours, Thurs. I worked 12, Fri. I worked 15, and then I went in Sat. at 7 am and got off Sun. at 7 am, yes that is 24 hours straight! It is ridiculous! I love helping the girls, but after a weekend full of constant managements and getting myself all bruised up, I was more than ready for some time off! They tried to call me in last night, but I refused to answer the phone! Tomorrow we have more training and I start my "regular" shift back on Wed. Whew! No wonder I'm so tired!

Last night Adam tried to do a kick flip on the skateboard and fell. We spent 3 hours this morning at Urgent Care only to find out it was merely bruised internally! He got a wrist brace and ibuprofen! Oh well, we got to spend the day together afterwards, just the two of us! It was really nice to get the time out together, I feel like I've missed out on a ton working so much!

I'm debating whether to hang in with this job or not. Until I decide though, my life is really hectic so I apologize if I'm not around as much as I'd like. Thank you to all who have left me comments.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Early Lessons

This post is about my son and his girlfriends. Although I wouldn't exactly call them girlfriends, he does and it's easier for time and explanation purposes, but I use the term very loosely since he is only 12!

From kindergarten until the middle of 3rd grade (when we moved), Adam had a little girlfriend named Hannah. They talked all the time, it was so cute. Even for a couple of months after we moved, they still kept in contact. Obviously, he moved on after awhile.

We moved back a couple of months ago and he's now in 6th grade. He's had several other little girlfriends since then, including Sarah (the one we took to the movies and bought a V-day present for). Well, he recently found Hannah again and quickly became friends.

A couple of days ago, Adam asked to go spend the day with Hannah and her mom. I asked him about Sarah and he said it didn't matter that he and Hannah were only friends and yes, he would tell Sarah, she would understand.

I told him he didn't understand girls very well, that we don't work that way! He thought I was crazy and decided to tell Sarah about his day with Hannah. Needless to say, Sarah broke up with him!

Did he get upset? No, he called Hannah and asked her out! Go figure. Now that the kids are out for President's Day, he is at Hannah's house spending the day and eating supper.

Kids are so resilient it amazes me, but I still think it was an early, important lesson to learn. Sadly, it is very hard for boys and girls to "just be friends" at any age!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

60 Things you never wanted to know

Happy belated Valentine's Day to all. I hope it was wonderful! I worked most of the day, but spent the evening with Shawn. It was great!

Okay, Dawn from Because I Said So did a 60 things survey in her blog, so I'm using it for my post today. Hope it's not too boring!

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
a car seat, de-icer, CDs, fries, papers, misc. crumbs, half full bottles of water, toys, pictures,There's probably more, but I'm not going outside to look!

2. When was the last time you threw up
thankfully it's been awhile

3. What's your favorite curse word?
I say what the h*** alot!

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Adam, Aurea, my friend Regina

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
sleeping in for a change!

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
talking on the phone

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
playing with kids? IDK

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
It's right there!

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
choc. chip cookie dough

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Cherry Coke

12. What are you wearing right now?
still in my pajamas!

13. What was the last thing you ate?

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

15. When was the last time you ran?
I work at a residential treatment facility, so I run between houses alot!

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
??? the kids' baseball games last summer?

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
my loopy friends

19. Ever go camping?
unfortunately yes

20. Do you have a tan?
yes, thanks to tanning bed

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
no usually just from the can

25. What did your last IM say?
I love you

26. Are you someone's best friend?
I hope so

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
the kids are off school for President's Day and I don't have to work, so spending the day with them

28. Where is your mom right now?
in the other room

29. Look to your left, what do you see?

30. What color is your watch?
don't wear one

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?

33. What is your birthstone?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit thedrive thru?
depends on my time and mood

35.How many kids do you want?
just the 2 I have

36. Do you have a dog?

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
my friend Regina

38. Have you met anyone famous?
does watching them sing count?

39. Any plans today?

40. How many states have you lived in?

41. Ever go to college?

42. Where are you right now?

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
a few things

44. Last song listened to?

46. Are you allergic to anything?
penicillin, erithrymiacin, sulfa drugs, dryer sheets, pollen

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
my tennis shoes

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
I don't think so

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
LOL! They shouldn't be if they are!

51. What time is it?

52. Do any of your friends have children?

53. Do you eat healthy?
yes. I eat healthy IN ADDITION to eating crap.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
work or home, depends on day

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I don't think so

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
29 again

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?

60. How did you get one of your scars?
sliding off the back of a moped at age 5!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Snow Day

Today is our first snow day this year (and hopefully last). Unlike many other bloggers who got tons of snow, we barely got anything and the kids are still out of school! Oh well, Aurea went outside to play in it and Adam is still asleep. LOL

Monday, February 11, 2008


I know this song is on my playlist, but it is beautiful. It really fits my life and helps me when I'm feeling down. I just wanted to share it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"The Mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee"


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jarand 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy classand had some items in front of him.When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very largeand empty mayonnaise jarand proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the studentsif the jar was full.They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the openareas between the golf balls.
He then askedthe students againif the jar was full..They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sandand poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students respondedwith an unanimous"yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table And poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the Empty space between the sand.The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor,as the laughter subsided,"I want you to recognize thatthis jar represents your life.The golf balls are the important things -God, family, children, health, friends, and Favorite passions --things that if everything else was lostand only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matterlike your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else --the small stuff.
"If you put the sand into the jar first,"he continued,"there is no room forthe pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your timeand energy on the small stuff,you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play With your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

"Take care of the golf balls first --the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her handand inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled."I'm glad you asked".

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Busy, Busy

We went last weekend and got Aurea's ears repierced for free! I was not happy with these people. We went in and it took them forever to find our paperwork. Then, they repierced the same hole and made her bleed! Needless to say, she was crying and upset at this point. They finally got it done though and did not throw in anything extra for the trouble. We proceeded to the carousel and then to have ice cream sundaes with some kids from the carousel. She cheered up fast!

Tonight is the Super Bowl as I'm sure everyone knows. Adam is at his own Super Bowl party with the church youth group. He's really excited and thinks his party tonight is the greatest thing in the world! Aurea is just dancing around the house for attention while my mom and I are watching the commercials and talking during the game! LOL

Work has been keeping me really busy. I really like the job and being able to be there for the girls. I passed all of my written tests and my Safe Crisis Management training! Yippee. The bad part is they called me in yesterday and everybody told me to get used to it. Apparently the hours aren't as straightforward as previously told. I guess it's to be expected from a 24-hour facility, but geez I'd like to see my kids once in a while! It is a very rewarding job though. I hope to be able to help and make a difference.

I've seen Shawn a couple of time this week, but it's hard with my schedule to see him much. Things are going really well. I am actually happy though. He's really there for me and listens to me and makes me feel good. This is something completely new to me, I'm loving it!

Friday, January 25, 2008

My new job

I know, it's been almost a week! You'll understand why shortly...

So last weekend, Adam got his big night out on Friday. Saturday night, Barn Lot Theater (a local community theater a county over) hosted the high school production of High School Musical. Granted, it wasn't the actual cast members or anything, but Aurea didn't care. She just wanted to go watch the play. She had a blast! She sang along to every song and kept getting excited throughout the play. After the play we went to McDonald's. She was so excited to have a big night out with mommy!

Sunday we went to the mall. I needed jeans to start my new job. She got to ride the carousel and finally agreed to let me have her ears pierced! I was so excited! However, as soon as she laid down Monday night the earring came out and would not go back in! They did not pierce it all the way through!! It's okay though, I called and complained to the store and it will be redone for free!! I was highly upset.

Anyway, I began my new job on Monday. I am a Resident Assistant for a residential psychiatric facility for adolescent girls. I am really excited about the job, but I've been so tired all week! I had to work late a couple of days and did not feel like getting on here. Right now I'm training M-F days, but after next week I will be working Wed. 1pm-7pm, Thurs.-Sat. 7am-7pm, off Sun.-Tues. It sounds more complicated than it is, but I'll have 3 days off! Thank goodness I have my parents to help with the kids!

Whew! What a week!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The double date went well

Well, last night went well. We were supposed to pick Sarah up before the movie, but her mom called and said they would just meet us in the lobby. Adam still kept trying to leave early though, I guess getting there way early means she will too?! LOL I know, he was just excited.

We got there and got in the ticket line to find out "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" was already sold out! :( Sarah picked the movie, but I think she had a little help from Adam coaxing her! LOL Anyway, this movie was only showing at 6:30 and 9:45 so only two other movies were scheduled to begin before 7:30, "27 Dresses" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Guess which one we ended up seeing? You guessed right, "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Adam was not about to watch "27 Dresses!" Never mind the fact he had already seen the movie, he did not want to watch a chick flick. Shawn didn't argue with him either I noticed!

Adam's friend Griffin showed up and sat down right with him and Sarah. Shawn and I sat four rows back. As nice as it sounds to pick another movie and leave them alone, I chose not to leave them alone! So we sat behind them a few rows and shortly into the movie Adam managed to run Griffin off so it was just him and Sarah again! Anybody remember the old yawn and stretch your arm routine to where it just happens to be around the girl?! (yeah I feel old saying that) Anyway, I'm not sure where he learned it, but he used it! I really thought it was sweet though.

They kept singing annoyingly during the movie, but there were so many kids in the theater that nobody seemed to mind! At one point though they thought they would sneak out to the lobby. Why? I don't know, I went out and they were talking to another group of kids. They came right back in though and proceeded to talk for most of the movie. I hope Sarah really didn't want to watch it! LOL

After the movie we went to the game room where they battled each other in Dynamo Hockey and Sarah called her dad. She beat Adam once, he killed her in the game after that! We waited in the lobby for her dad. While there, there were so many kids mingling around, apparently their parents had dropped them off! Are these people crazy?! Maybe I'm just paranoid, but there is no way I would just drop my son off and leave him unchaperoned, but that's beside the point! When her dad got there, Adam wanted to hug her bye but decided not to try with her dad right there! It was cute!

Anyway, he had a great time, I'm so glad! I actually thought the movie was cute, so it wasn't a waste of money or time, I actually had a good time. Now if I could just go on all of Adam's dates! I know I eventually have to let him grow up and go on his own, but for now he's still 12 and too young!

P.S. I just added the music last night Lucille, you didn't miss anything! Thanks for caring.

Friday, January 18, 2008

My double date tonight

"Mom, can I take Sarah to the movies, pleeeaase?!" Adam obviously really wants to take his girlfriend somewhere. The problem is that he's only 12 and I don't trust 12-year-olds! Sorry if that offends anyone because I'm sure there are great pre-teens out there whom are completely trustworthy. However, I let my son know that I would NOT be dropping him and Sarah off at the movie theater and leaving them! I did, however, agree to chaperone this little "date." I am now asking myself why I agreed to this....Oh yeah, I love him and want him happy, just not alone with his girlfriend at the movies. Therefore, Shawn and I have a movie date tonight (yeah, I suckered him into it too!) with Adam and Sarah. This should be a really interesting or really boring post depending on the night, no in between! LOL

We are going to a birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Then, either tomorrow or Sunday night (since school is out Monday for Martin Luther King Day), I am taking Aurea to Barn Lot Theater. It is a little local theater one county north of here, the local Drama class is performing High School Musical. It may not be the original cast, but she's just as excited to go see it! I bet it will be fun.

Yes, I have a very busy weekend scheduled. There are three reasons for this:
1. I now only have my children every other weekend instead of every weekend so I want to make the most of the weekends we are together.

2. Any excuse to get out of the house works for me. I love my parents, but I already miss having my own place/space, so a chance to go somewhere is very appealling!!

3. The birthday party and theater performance just happened to fall on the same weekend. Actually, the drama class is doing it next weekend too, but Aurea will be with her dad.

Also due to these reasons, if I have more posts about going out on my own, you'll understand why. One weekend is about me and the kids, the following is about me and my friends since my kids will be gone. :(

P.S. Yes, the tooth fairy came on time. Wow, with three adults in the house instead of one, some things are actually easier to remember!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Don't make your sister see stars!

"Bubby, will you play school with me?" Aurea gleefully asked Adam to play with her. Since he is 12 and doesn't even like real school, let alone pretending he's in school, he rolled on the floor laughing at the mere idea of him playing school with his 'baby' sister! Then, she said the words to light up his face, "You can be the teacher, please bubby." A light went off and the look on his face was one leaving me going, "OH NO, please...."!

He leads her to her room and they start playing school. It starts off calmly enough and I think something's wrong, what is he teaching her? Then, I hear, "Okay Aurea, just stand up here in this chair..." So I run to her room just in time to stop her from jumping off the desk (it's an old fashioned school desk so it was actually the chair she was standing in, she hadn't made it to the table part yet!). What in the world...."I'm teaching her about gravity mom, duh!" Oh no you don't, no more gravity lessons!

They start playing nicely. Danger and injury avoided right? Wrong, I hear a huge THUD!! I can't really describe the sound, but it was not one a parent wants to hear. Aurea had jumped (with a little coaxing) off of her bed and into the hardwood floor head first! Luckily, there was a pillow in the floor and she hit her head on the pillow and not the actual floor!

"ADAM, I said no more gravity lessons!" "Oh no mom, I was teaching her about astronomy!" Not sure if she was supposed to be flying into space or seeing stars after knocking her head off, but it was anything but an astronomy lesson!

I finally kicked Adam out of her room and continued playing school with Aurea, HER way!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Toothfairy comes tonight!

My daughter, Aurea, is six years old. She lost two teeth in a row when she was barely five and hasn't lost any since. A couple of weeks ago, her top front tooth became really loose to where she could wiggle it. It stayed that way! That tooth got more loose every day, but she would NOT let my mom or I pull it. We didn't force it cause we figured she would come around or it would come out on its own.

As she was getting ready for school this morning, she said, "Look Memaw (my mom), my tooth is wiggly!" Yes it was. So wiggly in fact that it was actually twisted upside down!! I did not know that was possible! Needless to say, my mom pulled it out for her without even really trying. The stubborn tooth finally came out.

Aurea was upset at first because it still bled despite hanging halfway out of her mouth! Once the bleeding stopped and she realized the tooth fairy was going to come tonight, she was really excited! That is all she has talked about since she got home from school.

Awww to be 6-years-old!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I would love to meet this man

TO MEET SUCH A MAN (this was given to me from a friend)

I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the town-square. The food and the company were both especially good that day. As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who appeared to be carrying all his Worldly goods on his back. He was carrying, a well-worn sign that read, "I Will work for food". My heart sank.

I brought him to the attention of my friends and noticed that others around us had stopped eating to focus on him. Heads moved in a Mixture of sadness and disbelief. We continued with our meal, but his image lingered in my mind. We finished our meal and went our separate ways. I had errands to do and quickly set out to accomplish them. I glanced toward the town square, looking somewhat halfheartedly for the strange visitor. I was fearful, knowing that seeing him again would call some response. I drove through town and saw nothing of him. I made some purchases at a store and got back in my car.

Deep within me, the Spirit of God kept speaking to me: "Don't go back to the office until you've at least driven once more around the Square." Then with some hesitancy, I headed back into town. As I turned the square's third corner, I saw him. He was standing on the steps of the store front church, going through his sack. I stopped and looked; feeling both compelled to speak to him, yet wanting to drive on. The empty parking space on the corner seemed to be a sign from God: an invitation to park. I pulled in, got out and approached the town's newest visitor.

"Looking for the pastor?" I asked. "Not really," he replied, "just resting." "Have you eaten today?" "Oh, I ate something early this morning." "Would you like to have lunch with me?" "Do you have some work I could do for you?" "No work," I replied. "I commute here to work from the city, but I would like to take you to lunch." "Sure," he replied with a smile. As he began to gather his things, I asked some surface questions. Where you headed?" " St. Louis ." "Where you from?" "Oh, all over; mostly Florida ." "How long you been walking?" "Fourteen years," came the reply.

I knew I had met someone unusual. We sat across from each other In the same restaurant I had left earlier. His face was weathered slightly beyond his 38 years. His eyes were dark yet clear, and he spoke with an eloquence and articulation that was startling. He removed his jacket to reveal a bright red T-shirt that said, "Jesus is The Never Ending Story." Then Daniel's story began to unfold.

He had seen rough times early in life. He'd made some wrong choices and reaped the consequences. Fourteen years earlier, while backpacking across the country, he had stopped on the beach in Daytona. He tried to hire on with some men who were putting up a large tent and some equipment. A concert, he thought. He was hired, but the tent would not house a concert but revival services, and in those services he saw life more clearly. He gave his life over to God.

"Nothing's been the same since," he said, "I felt the Lord telling me to keep walking, and so I did, some 14 years now." "Ever think of stopping?" I asked. "Oh, once in a while, when it seems to get the best of me but God Has given me this calling. I give out Bibles. That's what's in my sack. I work to buy food and Bibles, and I give them out when His Spirit leads." I sat amazed. My homeless friend was not homeless. He was on a mission and lived this way by choice. The question burned inside for a moment And then I asked: "What's it like?" "What?" "To walk into a town carrying all your things on your back and to show your sign?" "Oh, it was humiliating at first. People would stare and make comments. Once someone tossed a piece of half-eaten bread and made a gesture that certainly didn't make me feel welcome. But then it became humbling To realize that God was using me to touch lives and change people's concepts of other folks like me." My concept was changing, too.

We finished our dessert and gathered his things. Just outside the door, he paused. He turned to me and said, "Come Ye blessed of my Father and inherit the kingdom I've prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food, when I was thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you took me in." I felt as if we were on holy ground. "Could you use another Bible?" I asked. He said he preferred a certain translation. It traveled well and was not too heavy. It was also his personal favorite. "I've read through it 14 times," he said. "I'm not sure we've got one of those, but let's stop by our church and see" I was able to find my new friend a Bible that would do well, and he seemed very grateful.

"Where are you headed from here?" I asked. "Well, I found this little map on the back of this amusement park coupon." "Are you hoping to hire on there for a while?" "No, I just figure I should go there. I figure someone under that star right there needs a Bible, so that's where I'm going next." He smiled, and the warmth of his spirit radiated the sincerity of his mission. I drove him back to the town-square where we'd met two hours earlier, and as we drove, it started raining. We parked and unloaded his things.

"Would you sign my autograph book?" he asked. "I like to keep messages from folks I meet." I wrote in his little book that his commitment to his calling had touched my life. I encouraged him to stay strong. And I left him with a verse of scripture from Jeremiah, "I know the plans I have for you, declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you; Plans to give you a future and a hope." "Thanks, man," he said. "I know we just met and we're really just strangers, but I love you." "I know," I said, "I love you, too." "The Lord is good!" "Yes, He is. How long has it been since someone hugged you?" I asked. A long time," he replied And so on the busy street corner in the drizzling rain, my new friend and I embraced, and I felt deep inside that I had been changed. He put his things on his back, smiled his winning smile and said, "See you in the New Jerusalem." "I'll be there!" was my reply.

He began his journey again. He headed away with his sign dangling from his bedroll and pack of Bibles He stopped, turned and said, "When you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?" "You bet," I shouted back, "God bless." "God bless." And that was the last I saw of him.

Late that evening as I left my office, the wind blew strong. The cold front had settled hard upon the town. I bundled up and hurried to my car. As I sat back and reached for the emergency brake, I saw them.. a pair of well-worn brown work gloves neatly laid over the length of the handle. I picked them up and thought of my friend and wondered if his hands would stay warm that night without them. Then I remembered his words: "If you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?"

Today his gloves lie on my desk in my office. They help me to see the world and its people in a new way, and they help me remember those two hours with my unique friend and to pray for his ministry. "See you in the New Jerusalem," he said. Yes, Daniel, I know I will... If this story touched you, forward it to a friend! "I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."

My instructions were to send this to four people, but I chose to share here instead, that I wanted God to bless. This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. Prayer is one of the best gifts we receive There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another. God bless and have a nice day!

"Father, I ask you to bless my friends and relatives reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace, In Jesus' precious Name Amen." I sent this to more than four, but this story is so touching I felt each of you would enjoy it greatly.

GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Birthday Meme

Valerie from "Please Don't Put Those Beans Up Your Nose," left an open tag for the birthday meme. Since I haven't blogged in a few days and have no ideas of my own, I'm taking the tag.

So I guess the rules are that you list the characteristics that correspond with your birth month and according to the characteristics at the end. Then, you comment after each characteristic about how that is or isn't like you. So here goes:


Suave and compromising: I am great at dealing with others easily and without friction, as long as they aren't related to me, don't try to tell me I'm wrong, and don't disagree with my views! LOL Seriously, I have trouble being suave around an ex or certain people, but I try the rest of the time. Note, try haha. As for compromising, yeah I'm not so great at compromise.

Careful, cautious, and organized: Careful how? I look both ways before crossing the street! Umm cautious -- maybe, depends on the situation. I like to do be not so careful and cautious by speeding, going on roller coasters, and all sorts of things, but I can be cautious when I need to be. Unfortunately, I am extremely organized in the workplace. I actually used to have a coworker pick on me daily -- everything had to be in its place. He would come by my desk and rearrange my stapler, post-it dispenser, and tape dispenser just to annoy me because he knew they each had their own spot! I can't say much about my house right now though since I just moved back in with my parents, I don't think any of us is organized at the moment!!

Likes to point out people's mistakes: Yes, I admit it. I am the editor. If you send me a letter, email, note, etc. I will find any and all grammatical and/or spelling mistakes. I will try not to clue you in to these mistakes, but I usually do anyway because I just can't help myself! This comes partially from my mother doing it for years and partially from obtaining a BA in Journalism!

Likes to criticize: I'm very critical, I try not to be, but I am.
Must control oneself when criticizing: Yeah, I tend to get carried away sometimes.

Stubborn: VERY!!! Once my mind is made up, it's made up.

Quiet but able to talk well: I'm quiet when I first meet someone or in large groups. However, in a small group of friends -- good luck getting me to be quiet! I have no problems talking well.

Calm and cool: Haha, not even close! Ask my kids or my ex-husband!

Kind and sympathetic: I try to be kind to everyone (with a few exceptions ; ) ) I am very sympathetic though. I 've been through a great deal and often misunderstood, so I try hard to relate to and sympathize with others.

Concerned and detailed: Yes, I am a very concerned person and a stickler for details. This can be productive or counterproductive though depending on what you're trying to accomplish!

Loyal but not always honest: I am very loyal. My friends and family mean the world to me. I consider myself an honest person, but I do tell frequent white lies, why tell someone that color makes them look washed out? Why not tell a small lie? Hmmmm.......

Does work well. Sensitive: I grouped these because they describe me and I have nothing else to say about them.

Very confident: NOT! At least not when it comes to self-confidence. I am very confident when it comes to my work.

Good memory: I have a great....ummm what was the question?! LOL On some topics yes, others no.

Clever and knowledgeable: Ummm, I'm book smart! I have no street smarts.

Loves to look for information: Yes, I do!

Able to motivate oneself, Understanding, Fun to be around: I'm great at self-motivation when I need to be, I'm very understanding, and I hope I'm fun to be around. The last part, I guess it depends on my mood -- I have too many mood swings!

Secretive: I can be, oh yes I can!

Loves leisure and traveling: I probably would love traveling if I ever had the money to go anywhere!

Hardly shows emotions and Tends to bottle up feelings: I rarely show emotions, I refuse to let anyone see me cry! I'm actually getting better at this. Therapy has a way of making you open up!! Same goes for the feelings.

Very choosy, especially in relationships: Wish I was!

Systematic: Yes I am!

Okay, I'm done. The rule is to tag 12, but I won't do it to everyone. If you want to participate, I'd love to read it though.


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My crazy week

Happy New Year to all!

This week has been really crazy. I went out with my sister and her friends on Friday night. All I will say is that I was the DD so I spent most of the night laughing at everyone else! Dinner at Shogun's was nice! I can't catch shrimp in my mouth straight from the grill though LOL!!

Sunday night Aurea and I stayed at my cousin Amie's house. We had so much fun catching up, playing games with the girls, and watching TV. The girls had a blast playing the Wii and watching movies. I think Aurea was just glad to have girls her age to play with here! Most of my friends have boys! Maggie and Chandler helped her have a great night though and I had fun catching up with Amie.

Monday was New Year's Eve. Shawn and I went out to dinner and then to Heather's party. It was a blast! I had wayyy too much to drink! It was New Year's though so I'm entitled LOL. It was the first New Year's Eve in like 4 or 5 years that I've actually gone out. Usually I end up staying in, especially if I have the kids. Adam was with his dad and Aurea stayed here with my parents. I had a great night out, enough said!!

I've spent the last two days recovering and getting ready to get back into a routine. School started today. Glasgow's computer system was down though. I dropped Aurea off and took Adam to school and then went back to her school. I got to meet her teacher (who seemed really nice), but I was still nervous.

Shawn and I went to Lensey's house in Bowling Green and then I went job hunting today. I hadn't seen Lensey since the night of Coyote Ugly! Anyway, I came home and found Adam here ?? Apparently, the computer system didn't come back up and they couldn't place him in any classes! They called my dad and he picked him up from school at like 9:30! Aurea had a great first day, but she also had homework!

Yeah, I've enjoyed getting to see friends, hang out, catch up, and have a break. Now it's time to get back into school, homework, etc. Now I just need to find a job!! I'm trying though...Wow, it has been a crazy week!