Sunday, September 25, 2005

King of the Mountain...

I love this picture of our two littlest ones.

I know it's been awhile since I've updated, I've just been a little blue lately. A good night of sleep and I'll get over it, I'm sure. Wasn't "Answers in Genesis" great this weekend??? I love that stuff, really makes me want to be ready to give an answer.

Have a great week if anyone happens to read this!

Monday, September 12, 2005

This guy has Friends in Low Places...

Why is it important to attend church on Sunday night? You could end up at the public park watching some guy try to start up a Karaoke night for all the highly interested Canadian geese.

By the way, happy anniversary to my Incredible sister and her Major husband, married 19 years today. (this post has nothing to do with your happy marriage!)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

"Teacher, Teacher!"

Thursday morning the phone rings, and I jump as though I have been shot out of a canon. Assuming the 6:08am caller to be my out of town husband giving me a wake up call to get the crew moving, I answer in the most chipper, "of course I'm awake" voice possible. When I perceive the mysterious voice to be that of a woman's, I then wonder, who is in the hospital? Wait... no more of that, right, MOM? Finally, I come to my senses and realize who this person is: the vice principle of my kids' school where I have signed up to be a substitute teacher. A glutton for punishment, I know. Nevermind the fact that I went to bed well after midnight, that I have groceries to buy, and errands to run, and, and ... I said "Sure!" Oh what joys were awaiting me! People should pay good money for opportunities such as this, it was quite a kick of a day.
I began by taking the lunch count and starting in on the schedule before they even said the pledge. A couple kids asked if I ever taught before, thanks kid. On to DOL or DLR or whatever it is they call it. I called it grammar. Then math, I told them all it was my favorite subject to try to instill a little hope in their hearts for this strange new sub. I didn't even know the way to recess, but I'm a quick learner and I think to search out the teacher's pet. She was not hard to find. The first one done with her morning work, the one with impeccable handwriting, well dressed (ie: clean), quiet, and sweet all over. Math went very well, they use Saxon, of which I am familiar. HOWEVER, somewhere along in there, one boy passed a note to another (bigger) boy and "forged" a girl's name on the note (so 5th grade). The bigger boy stood up and yelled out loud "Quiet down!" or something rather close that I don't want my own kids who will be reading this to use on each other. Sub to the rescue! I got them under control for awhile, but on the playground, things escalated between those boys into an actual knockdown dragout. My first day was complete with only 1 suspension, one lost recess, and one kid who thinks I should cut my hair off and give it to "Locks of Love." Hey, at least I know where the bathroom is now.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Chez Roy...

Hey! I'm getting the hang of this blog thing. You know, if any of you think we've been a bit non-hospitable lately, here's why. Sheetrock dust and a porta potty. This is what dinner at our household is like these days.
This is actually a pic of our first meal in our new home. I say we fared much better than those down South.

On the menu:

100% Fortified white bread with America's favorite chicken and pork Bologna, sans fromage.
Crispy,Crunchy Sun Chips
Ice Cold CocaCola flavored with hint of lime

All I want for Christmas...

It's time to start thinking about it. OK, folks, what's on your wish list this year?