Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday already???

Somehow taking 12 days off from parenting has put me behind 6 months.

I'm trying to catch up on everything and with everyone. I'm making lists of lists in order to get everything done, and hopefully I'll be caught up in the next few weeks.

Abs had a great day at school, woohoo! Talked to Em's math teacher and she is doing really well in there. She must be an amazing teacher as Em is loving math for the first time!

I got accepted into graduate school.....again. My sister has two masters degrees, and I couldn't let her be the only one! I'm excited about it although I have a long way to go.

Headed to Houston this weekend for my brother's 40th birthday party. The invitation said there would be a band, bbq, beer and a birthday boy. Sounds good to me!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Day 2--School

Junior and I went to pick up the girls from school this afternoon and we took chocolate covered macadamia nuts for their teachers (well Ab's old teacher). I spoke to Mrs. K and she said that progress reports came out today and that since Abs had not been in Ms. P's class for very long she filled it out. Sounds good.

Then I see my Abs but Mrs. P was dismissing all the other students first. Never a good sign. I walk over and she proceeds to tell me that Abs didn't get written up today but she kicked a student and pushed another. Abs had to apologize, write an apology note, and give each student 5 of her tickets. I listened and then the teacher was gone.

I got home and the phone rang and it was Ab's teacher. She apologized for starting out just saying negative things about my daughter without even introducing herself or telling me how well she was doing in there other than today's incident. Whew. I'm glad she called and I was able to ask about homework (they don't have it), spelling words and all that other good stuff.

Abs is going to give me a run for my money. She spent the afternoon in her room staying out of trouble. I wonder what tomorrow will bring. On the bright side her progress report was outstanding!

I just got home from the gym. It felt good to be back there but I am sure I will be sore tomorrow.

Monday, November 26, 2007


After Abs incident with biting at school and getting into the TAG program the same day, I was curious how she would do at school today in her new classroom. I met Abs after school and asked about her day. She told me "it's the same thing we do every day, all we do is arts and crafts all day and I love it!".

Great. Hopefully she is learning something! It reminds me of when I was in high school and in the gifted program there for English. We decided that we wanted to rewrite Julius Cesar to make it more modern during the spring semester. A group of writers spent all semester writing it, while the rest of us planned everything else aka did nothing but socialize. I was cast as one of the attendants in the play and didn't even have a speaking part. The time came for us to present our play to other classes and it was the same day that my sister graduated from college. I went to her graduation and missed the play. I did make A's all semester though.

Let's hope that the quality of the program has improved!

Cell Phones

Last night when I went to HEB with Em and Junior, I forgot my list. I thought about calling DH to see if we needed spaghetti sauce, but my phone was dead. On the way home I mentioned to Em that my cell phone was dead. She looked panicked.

Em: What if someone tries to call us?
Me: They'll have to call me at home.
Em: What if it is an emergency?
Me: It'll have to wait.
Em: Don't you have another charger?
Me: No, they only included one wall charger and no phone charger.
Em: But you can go buy a car charger.
Me: I could, but that would cost money and I don't really need it.
Em: (Panicked) But it would be better than missing a call or a text.
Me: We'll be okay, I'll grab the charger Wed.
Em: But what about till then?
Me: You know Em, they haven't always had cell phones.
Em: You're kidding right?

I explained to her how big cell phones used to be--the bag ones--and how as technology changes electronic devices get smaller. She was amazed.

I remember the old cable boxes that we had to get up and turn our tv on UHF or VHF or something like that and then we could press buttons on this box that was on top of our tv. Of course if you didn't have cable back then, you could still get the basic stations. We didn't get a microwave until I was in 8th grade. We also didn't get a VCR until I was in high school. With my Christmas money one year I bought a portable CD player. My dad told me that it was a waste of money and would never take off since after 8 tracks people were unhappy about upgrading to tapes, and they sure weren't going to upgrade to cd's.

I wonder the future holds.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Made it

The inlaws showed up at noon today with a car full of Thanksgiving. We set the table and served it up. After the food was on the table, it took the girls all of 10 minutes to eat lunch. (And Abs didn't even want anything that they brought) The food was good, and as soon as we were finished they loaded it all up and left. Kind of strange really. Oh well, I can't figure them out.

My MIL cooked a HUGE turkey and since my FIL is leaving tomorrow, they took the entire thing home and guessed it....feeding it to the dogs.

Em and Junior and I went to HEB tonight to stock up on non-turkey related food. After 4 days of eating the stuff I am ready for a break.