Monday, September 22, 2008

Things I have heard

I was out of Junior's toothpaste the other day and asked Abs where hers was so he could use it. Her response was said nonchalantly "Oh, I haven't had any in a long time." Ewwww.....

I broke down and had the maid come. I love it. So nice and clean.

I asked Em to lay out her clothes for tomorrow and she drug out something she wore a few days ago. I told her to find something clean. Apparently I am the only mother out that that requires her children to wear clean clothes to school. Imagine that.

I was washing the dinner dishes and I looked up to find Junior eating olives off the floor. I called for him, and Abs said "at least the floor is clean this time."

I wonder what they will remember about me when I am gone.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I used to have dreams, lots of them. I used to get enough sleep so that I could have them. Now I have about 6 hours on a good night, so my dreams are few and far between.

This past month I have had two that stand out.

The first one was where my dad bought me a porsche and it was tall enough so that I could stand up in it. I had it parked outside of my new house. That dream didn't last long, and I woke up to my beloved toyota, aluminum siding and linoleum. It works.

My second dream......overflowing toilets. It was so real. When I woke up I figured we were bound to have one, but knock on wood, none yet.

Emily is settling into my school and so far, so good. Abs is staying out of trouble in SAS, minus the throwing incident. Junior is Junior and has mastered the art of the temper tantrum.

I scrubbed the dining room floor in a few spare moments I found, and now won't let the kids in there for fear it will get messy. Guess I'll have to break down and let them eat in there eventually, but no rush.

Gunner called today and all is well. He reached us during lunch at whataburger and was treated to the girls fighting over the funnels that came with the kids meals, Junior dumped a tub of ketchup on his burger, covered it with fries, and then tried to eat it while I was getting drinks. He says he misses us, but all the action that ensued in a 20 minute conversation probably made him tired.....and he can nap.....don't get me started on that one!

I can't have the maid back till I clean. I sure hope I can get it together soon. I need the break.

Grades due tomorrow. I had my first observation last week from my university supervisor. I think she was totally distracted during the 50 minute lesson because of the SIX new students that came in, the nurse taking the kids out 4 at a time for vision screening, one getting taken out for another test, and normal classroom dynamics. It was chaos, but I got a great rating, so there's hope for me!

And I am hopelessly addicted to the goodwill outlet. I bought a bag, washed it, and found $2 in my washer! I was excited, so I stuck it in the dryer, where an additional $21 came out. Can't beat that!