Sunday, May 31, 2009

retirement cruiser

I got the cutest little pink bike today. The school had a little celebration for moi and had a money tree. I bought a bike today. I wanted to put a basket and bell on it,but there isnt a place for the basket, maybe on the bumper thingy??
Anyway hubs says I need a helmet and son 1 suggested knee pads, arm pads and extra insurance! hmmmmm thats not nice.

Anyway, 2 weddings yesterday! The first was crazy, the second perfect. Long day at the Church.

The first wedding I knew would be an issue even before we got started, but at the rehearsal we were missing a few people 1. father of the bride 2. best man 3. bridesmaid! hmm great.
They started taking pictures at 1:45- wedding was at 2:00, not going to happen. The photographer didnt have a telephoto lens so she wanted to reenact some of the wedding... Ok whatever. Towards the end of the pictures- after the wedding, she wanted the minister to come back. He was already gone, so then she wanted to "BORROW THE ROBE" to reenact some of the service... WHAT? I said. Absolutely not, that is a sacred robe only worn by an ordained pastor etc. well they just wanted it for a minute. GEEZE NO!
Then they had the reception at the Church and didnt get downstairs for it until 1 hour after the wedding!!!!!! Totally crazy. The father of the bride wanted to know what to do, right before he went in. So Laura, my assistant told him the minister would ask,"who gives this person in marriage..." She suggested he say, I do, her mom and I, we do, or the family does.... When asked by the minister during the wedding, the dad replies" we do, her mom and I, I do and the family does" Guess he couldnt decide which one to use!!!!!!!!!! Our church seats 1500 in the Sanctuary and 150 in the Chapel. They invited 50, so I suggested they use the Chapel. No way, they had it in the Sanctuary with 30 people counting the wedding party. GLAD its over.

I have lots planned for this week. I am moving the craft room to the pantry and the pantry to the craft room. AWWWWWKKKKK. Massage on Monday, minor surgery- mole-warty things on Tuesday, Jeep detailed on Wed., Maybe Thursday and Friday we will finish the room switch!

Tootle loo

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

I remember years ago, every federal holiday the boys would go with Gramps - hubs dad, to put the flags out all over town. Yes, we live in small town America. The boys would get up Saturday morning, go to the donuts store, load the flags in "brown the truck" and off they would go with Gramps. Monday night, they went to pick them up and take them back to the VFW Bldg. Gramps... the epitome of WWII hero. Do right, do a good job and never ever leave a job unfinished. Sunday morning at Church, in the "family pew", Gramps would give the boys $1.00 for being a good boy. That soon turned to $5,$10 and finally $20.00 as the grew older. Salutes to Gramps!

My dad also served the country in Korea. He never talked about his years in "the service", we only knew that he was there. I know that Daddy drew maps for the pilots, but he never bragged about his time... only served his country quietly. Daddy died before the boys had time to know him. Son 1 was 6 and son 2 was 4. So they were never able to ask Grampa about his years in the service. I know in his quiet way, he would have shared his memories with the boys. Salute to Daddy!

Both Daddy and Gramps have gone on the heaven and are forever watching over us, we salute you and miss you and thanks to you we can live in freedom forever!


Tootle loo

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a day in the life of a teacher with 6 days left...

8:30 to a nameless child I will call Mo.
me-Mo where is the note that I sent home yesterday about you not being able to go on the field trip, because you cant behave?
Mo- I dont know
me- did momma and daddy see it
Mo- Yea, they are really mad
me- at you or me
Mo- I dont know

Mo: Why dont I get to do something for the Track and Field day
me- you didnt bring back your signed form to do the track and field and you said you didnt want to...
me- your chose not to play
Mo- Crying
me- dry it up
mo- still crying and kicking at the air while muttering

9:00 Everyone is lined up to go to the football field for the track and field day
me- stay with me until we all get to the field and seated, THEN you can for get a snack and drink.
me- counting heads, where is Mo?
class- We dont know
me - going to look, leave a parent with the kids, find Mo underneath the bleachers with a bag of chips.
me- where are you suppose to be
Mo- in the seats
me - why are you here!
mo- I dont know
me- get you hiney up where I told you to be.
Mo-oh, crying and kicking again

10:00 ish
Classroom children come to tell me Mo is drinking from their bottles of juices, water etc and then burping, backwashing in them!
me- Mo whats going on
mo- I dont know
me- are those yours
mo- no
me- come sit over here and then next problem you are going back to the room. crying and screaming...

10:15 ish
classroom finds me and mo is calling names... Mo goes back to the building, he cant regulate himself.


Now, before you feel sorry for Mo, he is a PEST. He will do everything he knows that he is not suppose to do. Then he sticks his fingers in his mouth and pouts... he is 9. Mom and Dad dont always give him his meds for his"fits" just to see if we can tell at school. AWWWWWGHHHHH! Mo is going to drive me to drinking in the nest few days. He is the thorn in my foot. I know that God says to be kind to the little children, but this childs gets on my every nerve!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is not going to the Field Trip tomorrow am, but gets to eat at the picnic. Pray for the next few days.

Tootle loo

Monday, May 18, 2009

The plunge

Yep, we took the plunge and have a car payment. The first payment in a long time. Son 1 is buying the white Jeep and I got a new silver Jeep Liberty. Love it, I sure do. We went ot look at it and drive around, but as normal, we drove home in it.

Yippee 6 more days of school! I am really looking forward to next Thursday. Tomorrow is track and Field day, Wed is field trip-bowling and picnic, Thursday Track and field finals and Friday am is awards assemblies. Son 1 is making me a power point to show and I have every thing else ready.

I m starting my list of stuff to do, only now it doesnt have to be all done by August 11!

On another note, Have you ever had thee little warty thingys come up on your body. WEIRD! After school is out I need to go get 2 removed, they are annoying me.

Its time for bed... buying a Jeep is tough work

Tootle loo

Friday, May 15, 2009


VACATION BEACH ???????????

This plus the ocean within walking distance and Olympia forest within 30 minutes might equal vacation.

I found this beautiful little and I am thinkin we might do this. Hubs brother lives in Seattle, so visit for a few days and then go to the beach/forest to decompress from teaching. hmmmmmmm I am feling it right now!

Tootle loo

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I love yellow roses. The smell and beauty of a yellow rose! hmmmmm love it!

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to my momma! To my sister too!

Love ya bunches

Tootle loo

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

home sick

Yukko, I either have 1. a cold 2, allergies 3. swine flu! I think I will pick 1 or 2. I went to Target and got Zurtec and Musinex, a large latte and I am back to bed. Im really dizzy too? Hope hubs bring home suppper.

Tootle loo

Monday, May 4, 2009

New look for spring/summer

Well, if it ever gets here. My head and ears are clogged and my throat is scratchy! Off to bed I go.

Prayers for momma tonight. She fell today and chipped a tooth and got stitches in her mouth. OUCH! Get better momma

Tootle loo