Monthly Archives: November 2007


Nothing much to say really but thought I’d write SOMEthing.

Thanksgiving was busy last week.  Both of my brothers and their families came home and stayed for several days.  It is the one time of year that we are all together for so many days and it is wonderful.  (yeah, I have to say sweet stuff like that now… hey Christina !!).  No, really – it was one of the best visits we’ve had in a while.  There was a certain stress factor that is no longer present….  Nicholas had the hardest time with Papa being gone (besides my mother who did a very good job of hiding her emotions for the most part).  Personally – well, never mind.  It was a good weekend.

Teaching is in a lull for the moment.  This time between Thanksgiving and Christmas break is very ackward.  The kids are hyped about the holidays and hard to settle down.  Computer class I’m basically pushing typing with the older ones and AD-awarness for the younger ones.  Music classes I am torturing 2nd-5th grade with watch The Sound of Music.  And I love every minute of it.  I don’t mind watching and rewatching 4 times in a day.  It will likely take us the whole 3 weeks to get through the movie.  We are singing Christmas carols at the Nursing Home in a couple weeks but that’s easy and fun. 

The biggest excitement for me right now is the addition of 2 new jobs….

Every little bit counts, right?  So I will be serving coffee/donuts at the church every other Sunday morning for 3 hours and getting paid.  That will not be much but it will likely buy milk for the week (which we are up to going through a gallon+ most days……).  And I have put in 9, yes NINE applications all over town trying to find a weekend job.  I interviewed with Sears and a local yacht club restaurant but I guess they didn’t like me because I didn’t hear anything back.  No one else has called me at all, though most big retailers now do online applications and it says it can take up to 3 weeks to process.  I think the biggest turn off is that I put down that I’d only work weekends and they want part-time help to be available at their beck and call.  I do have an interview tomorrow morning with QT and have high hopes.  This was set up by a family friend who pretty much said that I would be hired if I could fill any of the schedule needs they have.  I’m a bit nervous about selling alcohol and cigarettes and lottery tickets but I figure it can’t be THAT bad.  Plus if I actually get to work at the one close to my house I think it will be fun to see lots of familiar faces.  I grew up here and I know TONS of people. 

That’s about it for now.  Brittney has a “date” with Calebs grandparents, Sarah has piano lessons and babysitting, Nicholas is stuck doing chores and homework.  Alli had a late nap today and Nick and Jake are watching spongebob.  Wonder if I can sneak in a 20 minute snooze…………………



A rare moment of fun between my daughters


50 questions

1. How old will you be in 12 Months? 37

2. Do you think you’ll be married by then? already there

3. What do you look forward to most in the next 3 months? 2weeks off work in DEC.

4.Who was the last person to call you? Amy D

5. Who was the last person to text you? Amy R

6. Do you prefer to call or text? text

7. Do you have any pets? nope

8. What were you doing at 12 am last night? sleeping

9.Do you like carrots? yummy

10. When is the last time you saw your mom? last night

12. How many houses have you lived in? 15 including appartments

13. How many city/towns have you lived in? 4

14. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet? depends on the time of year, bare feet in the summer,thick socks in winter.

15. Are you a social person? absolutely – can’t live without other people

16. What was the last thing you ate? taco soup

17. What is your favorite color? yellow

18. What are you doing for your next birthday? just livin’ another day

19. What is your favorite TV show? rarely watch TV…but like a good episode of L&O: CI

20. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich? grape – everything else is yucky

21. Do you like coffee? with my sugar and milk, sure!

22. How many glasses of water a day do you drink on average? maybe ONE

24. What are you listening to? constant chaos..Suite Life of Zach and Cody, Sarah giving Alli a bath, Jake and Sam playing gameboy, Nic talking to Ralph about WoW

25. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed? the one closest to the bathroom

26. Do you know how to play poker? just a bit

27. What are you thinking about? is it time to put the kids to bed yet?  Time change is killin’ me.

28. Any plans for this weekend? I’m certain.

29. Do you eat out or at home more often? home, home, home

33. Have you ever been in an ambulance? yes, just to ride with Sarah when she was a baby

34. Do you prefer an ocean or pool? pool for swimming, ocean for listening

36. Do you know how to drive a stick shift? oh yes!  and love it!

37. What is your favorite thing to spend money on? shoes

38. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7? not anymore

39. Do you speak any other language? no

41. Who is the funniest person you know? JWR

42. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? no..I sleep with wiggly kids instead

44. What is the main ring tone on your phone? Greeting (on my sony phone)

46. What is the color of your bedroom walls? light taupe

47. Do you shut off the water while you brush your teeth? oh yes… there’s a drought here ya know

48. Do you wish someone was with you right now? always

49. Do you miss someone? more than I can put into words

50.Do you talk to the person that posted this first? haven’t talked to Yvette and ages.

TONS of pictures

I won’t even write anything….ENJOY!!


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